To all the moms, single moms, foster moms, pregnant moms, young moms, pet moms, single dads doing their best to be mom, stay at home moms, working moms, moms who have lost children and every mom in between – you are appreciated and you are all Rockstar’s. Today is a day that I hope for even five minutes you can find some time to reflect on how much you have given and how important you are to this world. We are in such a time of uncertainty, but one thing that is certain is you are making it work, everyday you are getting up to give it your all to get it done.
Motherhood has been the single most challenging, rewarding, lovely, heart breaking, beautiful experience of my life. Being a mom has taught me so much that one blog post truly can’t hold it all. I am so grateful that I have had the blessing to be Clinton’s mom and guide him through this crazy journey called life. I don’t get it right all the time, everyday I feel like I could do more and I am sure so many other moms feel the same. Today is a day to put all that to rest – Celebrate yourself!
Fun Mothers Day Facts
- In the United States alone, around 122 million phone calls are made to moms on Mother’s Day.
- In Greek mythology spring festivals were held in honor of the maternal goddess called, Rhea. She was the wife of Cronus and was believed to be the mother of many deities.
- In the vast majority of the world’s languages, the word for “mother” begins with the letter M.
- Approximately $14 billion dollars is spent on Mother’s Day.
- According to theInsure.com 2019 Mother’s Day Index, the various tasks moms perform at home would be worth $71,297 (up from $68,875 in 2018) a year in the professional world.
- Anna Jarvis was a woman that may have been behind our traditional Mother’s Day celebration on the second Sunday of May. Anna never had any children, but wanted to carry out her own mother’s wishes of having a day just for moms. Anna tirelessly campaigned and on May 8th, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.
- Pink and red carnations are given to mother’s that are still alive, while white ones are for those that have passed away.
- Mother’s Day sees around one quarter of all flowers purchased throughout the year falling on this holiday.
Sending every mom out there so much light and love today. I see you and appreciate you.