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Happy Mothers Day Mar Kettle...Miss N Luvya Mate x

Hey Hey and a Big G'Day toya,

<u>TO THE GREATEST MOTHER IN ALL THE LANDS!</u>

My Mother, my friend so dear Throughout my life you're always near. A tender smile to guide my way You're the sunshine to light my day. I Miss You! I used to think that people didn't need their mums so much after they grew up. But I've realised that's not true. So often, when I'm making a decision, I wish you were here so I could ask your advice. And so many times, When something happens that I know you would enjoy, I wish you were here to share it with me. Now that I'm older I've realised how special our relationship is. And while I'm thankful for this bond, somehow it makes me miss you more. I love you so very much.

As I look back on my life. I find myself wondering… Did I remember to thank you for all that you have done for me? For all of the times you were by my side To help me celebrate my successes and accept my defeats? Or for teaching me the value of hard work, good judgement, courage, and honesty? I wonder if I've ever thanked you for the simple things... The laughter, smiles and quiet times we've shared? If I have forgotten to express my gratitude for any of these things, I am thanking you now...and I am hoping that you've known all along, How very much you are loved and appreciated.

Beers N Noodles toya Mar….from the Greatest Son in all the Lands! PS: Photos of my Mother’s Day Weekend can be found below all text. ___________________________________________________________

The soundtrack to this entry was by Cafe Del Mar The album was 'Volumen Seis’ ____________________________________________________________

<u>Mother's Day History</u>

Origin of Mother's Day goes back to the era of ancient Greek and Romans. But the roots of Mother's Day history can also be traced in UK where a Mothering Sunday was celebrated much before the festival saw the light of the day in US. However, the celebration of the festival as it is seen today is a recent phenomenon and not even a hundred years old. Today the festival of Mothers day is celebrated across forty six countries (though on different dates) and is hugely popular. Millions of people across the globe take the day as an opportunity to honour their mothers, thank them for their efforts in giving them life, raising them and being their constant support and well wisher.

<u>Earliest History of Mothers Day</u>

The earliest history of Mothers Day dates back to the ancient annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to maternal goddesses. The Greeks used the occasion to honour Rhea, wife of Cronus and the mother of many deities of Greek mythology.

Ancient Romans, too, celebrated a spring festival, called Hilaria dedicated to Cybele, a mother goddess. It may be noted that ceremonies in honour of Cybele began some two hundred and fifty years before Christ was born. The celebration made on the Ides of March by making offerings in the temple of Cybele lasted for three days and included parades, games and masquerades.

The celebrations were notorious enough that followers of Cybele were banished!

Early Christians celebrated a Mother's Day of sorts during the festival on the fourth Sunday of Lent in honour of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Christ. In England the holiday was expanded to include all mothers. It was then called Mothering Sunday.

<u>History of Mother's Day: Mothering Sunday</u>

The more recent history of Mothers Day dates back to 1600s in England.

Here a Mothering Sunday was celebrated annually on the fourth Sunday of Lent (the forty day period leading up to Easter) to honour mothers. After a prayer service in church to honour Virgin Mary, children brought gifts and flowers to pay tribute to their own mothers. On the occasion, servants, apprentices and other employees staying away from their homes were encouraged by their employers to visit their mothers and honour them. Traditionally children brought with them gifts and a special fruit cake or fruit-filled pastry called a simnel.

<u>History of Mother's Day: Present Day Celebrations</u>

Custom of celebrating Mothering Sunday died out almost completely by the 19th century.

Today Mothers Day is celebrated in several countries including US, UK, India, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, Mexico, Canada, China, Japan and Belgium. People take the day as an opportunity to pay tribute to their mothers and thank them for all their love and support. The day has become hugely popular and in several countries phone lines witness maximum traffic. There is also a tradition of gifting flowers, cards and others gift to mothers on the Mothers Day.

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