Saturday, May 10, 2008


In 1907, Anna M. Jarvis (1864-1948), a Philadelphia schoolteacher, began a movement to set up a national Mother's Day in honor of her mother, Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis. She solicited the help of hundreds of legislators and prominent businessmen to create a special day to honor mothers.
The first Mother's Day observance was a church service honoring Anna's mother. Anna handed out her mother's favorite flowers, the white incarnations, on the occasion as they represent sweetness, purity, and patience. Anna's hard work finally paid off in the year 1914, when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May as a national holiday in honor of mothers.
Slowly and gradually the Mother's day became very popular and gift giving activity increased. All this commercialization of the Mother's day infuriated Anna as she believed that the day's sentiment was being sacrificed at the expense of greed and profit.
Regardless of Jarvis's worries, Mother's Day has flourished in the United States. Actually, the second Sunday of May has become the most popular day of the year. Although Anna may not be with us but the Mother's day lives on and has spread to various countries of the world. Many countries throughout the world celebrate Mother's Day at various times during the year, but some such as Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, and Belgium also celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May. - pS. I took this article from the the website.
  • Mother’s Day Brunch or Dinner - Find restaurants in your area that offer a Mother’s Day brunch. Make reservations well in advance. Another thoughtful option is to take Mom out for a nice dinner in honor of Mother’s Day.
  • Plan the Perfect Picnic - Imagine, a wild flower meadow, bright blue sky and a warm sunny afternoon. A family picnic may be just what Mom needs.
  • Schedule a Day-Trip - Drive to a unique and creative destination with the whole family, or, Dad, make it a romantic getaway.
  • Opt for a Weekend Getaway - A mud bath at a spa, a wine country getaway, camping, hiking, kayaking or visiting the city, taking the weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day can be a relaxing, soothing—even invigorating change of pace.

I am sure you have your own plans right?? So if you are far from your mom, call her tell her you love her and you miss her. If you lost your mom, i am sorry.. but Al Fatihah for her (that would be the greatest gift of all).
Our mothers some in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s and etc. Do spend time with your mom tomorrow even busy berabiz. Give a call or send chocolate or favourite nya.. like kalau suka makan ambuyat bawa belanja makan ambuyat.. or kalau suka shopping bawa belanja shopping, or kalau suka di rumah bawa keluarga visit rumah.. etc.. macam macam you boleh buat tu..
Kalau kapih, go saja rumah mother, lepak saja, know her history waktu melahirkan you all... siok tu. What was her reaction when she found out that she pregnantkan you? What were she like masa muda muda bila bertemu bapa? Apa yang your mother suka buat when she was young? Banyak kan you tanyakan... and i tell you, siok berabiz tu to know.
Kalau mama letih, buatkan minuman. Masakan makanan kegemarannya. Urutkan batisnya. Urutkan tapak kakinya (tanyakan dulu.. ada jua caranya. Kadang inda bisidia mau, malu.. bahapa eh.. baru-baruan tia nya.. tapi jangan ambil hati. Cara nya.. beritau aku baru belajar (walaupun inda) iatah kan ku cobakan arah kita, kalau okay, mau jua ku kan tau.. nah, ani tah antara caranya..) So.. many many you can do. You can be creative. Start thinking ya..
Many you can do to appreciate your mom. I tell you, if you sudah kawin, and pernah beranak, you will know. If lelaki, may be not so much know.. (the pain beranak ani) but know kesanggupan, ketahanan, semangat mother membesar kan anak anak dengan tiada keluhan demi untuk menjadi anak anak yang berguna dan soleh dan soleha.
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