Friday Feelz – Love
It’s Mother’s Day this weekend worldwide (40+ countries), and we here at rBeatz are celebrating one of the purest forms of love on this earth: the love between a mother and her children. Moms go above and beyond for their children. It’s instinctual and a beautiful thing to witness. I personally think they should get the whole week (AT LEAST), but watching their children grow is enough to be proud for an entire lifetime. It’s only appropriate to dedicate this weekend’s playlist to all the mothers out there.
The first mother’s day was celebrated in 1908 in Gradton, West Virginia when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, at St Andrew’s Methodist Church. Her mother died in 1905, and each year thereafter, Anna was dedicated to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday. Ann Jarvis was a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War. She also created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to continue her mother’s tradition and set aside a day to honor all mothers because a mother is “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world”.
That is a direct quote from Anna.
US Congress rejected the notion to make Mother’s Day an official holiday in 1908. They did not take the proposition seriously. Anna pushed forward, and finally, in 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation announcing Mother’s Day as a national holiday to honor mothers to be held on the second Sunday in May.