The traditional practice of honoring Motherhood can be traced back to ancient Egyptian times. However, societies tended to celebrate Goddesses rather than actual Mothers during this time.
The personal, family orientation of Mothers Day is a relatively new phenomenon. Only in the past few centuries has Mothers Day developed into a human focused festival, taking on personal identity.
Today, the festival of Mothers day is celebrated across 46 countries. Millions of people around the world use this day as an opportunity to honor their mothers by showing appreciation for their efforts in giving them life, raising them, and for being their constant support system.
For my family, this is a time for joyful laughter as we reflect on memories of childhood. Only now as adults, can my siblings and I look back on all of my mother’s sacrifices with full admiration for her strength.
Recognizing that many of our mothers are no longer with us, this in no way diminishes the love and respect we have for them or their memory. We carry them in our hearts and continue to make them proud each day.
In celebration of mother’s everywhere, Happy Mother’s Day!