What Mother’s Day Really Means

By Ashley Merino, Staff Writer

Guess which holiday is a special event that starts with breakfast in bed and a whole lot of hugs and kisses. Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring women, specifically, female caretakers. Mother’s Day doesn’t just honor mothers, it also honors step-moms, women who take on maternal roles, or those that form maternal bonds with children, and the influence of matriarchs in society. Mother’s Day is celebrated in many parts of the world on various days in the months of March and May. People began celebrating Mother’s Day in the United States in the early 20th century. Mother’s Day started because of one woman, Anna Jarvis. She held a memorial for her mother at the St. Andrews Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. This memorial reminded everyone of how much mothers do for their children and emphasized the need to celebrate their sacrifices in life, rather than posthumously.

Now mothers are celebrated each spring to qualify how much they are loved and appreciated by those they look after. Motherhood is beautifully chaotic. Mothers these days don’t want materialistic things, they just want some occasional peace and quiet, relaxation, and a great deal of love.

This Mother’s day, show your mother just how much you love her.

And to all the moms out there: Happy Mother’s day!!