In honour of Mother’s Day, I have a special offer for my readers. Share a special story about your Mom and the best entry wins a copy of any of my ebooks.
Here’s something I found about the history of Mother’s Day at calenderdate.com
Mother’s Day originated from mainly two women, Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis. Julia Ward sponsored Mother’s Day each year in Boston around 1870 to promote pacifism and disarmament with women. It lasted about 10 years. Anna Jarvis organized the first Mother’s Day in Grafton, West Virginia at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in 1908.
For me, Mother’s Day is an occasion to relive memories with my mother who passed away twelve years ago. I’ve lived in the same city as my Mom all my life. I was lucky that way as I didn’t have to travel a lot to see her. She was a teacher and worked hard all her life to attend to her three kids and was passionate about our education. My father used to commute everyday to work, so much of the burden of maintaining a household fell on her. She remained committed to her goal of seeing her kids well established. Now we’re all thankful to her for her unstinting commitment.
We all love our mothers. Make this day special for them.
I’d like to make it extra special for you too, so do send in your entry. To check out my books, click on Home tab at this site. You can share anything unique about your Mom. Just put it in the comments, along with your choice out of my books. The entry doesn’t have to be very polished or correct, just something straight from your heart about what your mother means to you. I will post the best entries in future posts, so feel free to include a line about yourself too.
The contest will run up till Sunday, May 10th.