Reviewing the history of Mother’s Day, the proof goes back to ancient Greece where homage was paid to the mother of Zeus and other gods. When Christianity appeared, they began to honor the mother of Jesus, the Virgin Mary. But more recently, the activist Ann Jarvis, following in the footsteps of Julia Ward, begins to meet with other mothers to build a network of support and exchange of opinions on the reality of the present moment.
On May 12, 1905, Ann died and her daughter organized a tribute on the second Sunday of May to honor her hard work and that of all mothers.
In 1914, after conducting an extensive campaign in the United States to establish the second Sunday of May as Mother’s Day, President Woodrow Wilson officially recognized this day, which has continued to this day.
Mothers are unconditional lovers and supporters, and we are what we are thanks to them, their constant struggle, their dedication, and infinite love.
Every day we can thank them with our actions, always being good people, setting an example in our homes and society.
The job of being a mother is the most important in life, and I call it to work as a way of referencing the time and effort it requires, with the difference that it is a 24/7 job -you never rest-.
But it is the most beautiful job in the world, watching your children grow up, and dedicating quality time to them, is the best time invested. Sometimes the role of mother is done by a single father, which must be praised because it is a double role, greater dedication.
To all the mothers who read our Magazine and to the mothers of the work team,
Happy Mother’s Day!
– By: Paula Vanegas