Sunday, May 12, 2024

Happy Mother's Day!

Today is Mother's Day, so take time to share your love with the moms in your life. Let's look at some more fun facts about Mother's Day and then some quotes about moms - did you know . . .

  • In the U.S., Mother’s Day is the third-largest holiday in terms of consumer spending, after Christmas and Valentine’s Day.
  • Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants in the U.S.
  • The most popular flower for Mother’s Day is the carnation.
  • The color of the carnation represents different things: pink for gratitude, white for purity, and red for love.
  • Many families choose to spend Mother’s Day together by having a meal, going on a picnic, or taking part in other activities that the mother enjoys.

  • Now for some quotes about moms - 
    • Abraham Lincoln famously said, "All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother" about his mom, Nancy, who died when he was 9-years-old.
    • Mothers can forgive anything! Tell me all, and be sure that I will never let you go, though the whole world should turn from you.
      —Louisa May Alcott
    • Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. —Stevie Wonder
    • A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go. —Unknown
    • “Motherhood is tough. If you just want a wonderful little creature to love, you can get a puppy.” —Barbara Walters
    So, to all you moms and grandmas - and "moms" who showed love to others who see you as a "mom", Happy Mother's Day! (And yes, it is a photo of my mom on the art for this post. Happy Mother's Day, Mom!)

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