Best Mother’s Day quotes are a way of telling a happy mother’s day to the important women in your life. There are so many quotes attributed to the Mother’s Day across the globe. On this special day, sending your mum a thank you note will melt her heart. Mark this day in style. Create good memories together with your mother.
During the 1860s, Anne Reeves Jarvis prepared for a Mother’s Friendship Day in West Virginia, US. She had a surprising idea. Being a mother of 13 and a social Activist, she prayed that this particular day would silence the hatred between the Union and Confederate soldiers. Anna Jarvis, the daughter of Anne Reeves, made it her calling to take the Mother’s day national. She never had kids, but one could say that Mother’s Day was like her baby.
President Thomas Woodrow effected this special day a national holiday in the year 1914, 26 years after his mother’s death.
After a massive loss in World War 1 more than four percent of the population was killed and the French were desperate to rebuild their country. In 1920, the government celebrated Mother’s Day by presenting women who had five children with a bronze medal, mothers of eight children with silver and those with ten or more with Gold.
In Mexico, it begins with a bang. They call this particular day Dia des la Madres which is perpetually on the 10th of May. It is one of the biggest holidays south of the boundary for restaurants and for Mariachi bands.
When is Mother’s Day in Kenya?
This day will be celebrated on the second Sunday of the month of May to honor mothers and celebrate motherhood. It celebrated on various days in many parts of the globe yet it is commonly in the months of March, April or May. The extent of the celebrations varies widely. In some countries it is offensive to one’s mother not mark Mother’s Day while in others it is a little known festival celebrated mainly by immigrants or covered by the media as a taste of foreign culture.
In Kenya its celebrated on the second Sunday in the month of May.
Mother’s Day gifts ideas
- Get her a bouquet of flowers. This will definitely make her feel appreciated.
- Buy her a bottle of wine. This she can share with her family as they celebrate this special day.
- A gift bag of skin care products would do for a mother who loves to put on make-up. Any time she puts on the make up, she will definitely be thinking about you
- Treat her to a nice lunch or dinner at her favorite restaurant. Let her take a day off from the daily duties of cooking for the family
- Arrange an out of town experience for a more adventurous Mother’s Day. This you can pay for her to visit the Masai Mara or even the coast and enjoy the cool breeze in beach
- Bake some cupcakes just for her. This will of course make her feel appreciated as its something you took your time and did yourself.
- Buy her a watch.This is one gift that will last a longtime. Mothers just need a simple good quality watch that symbolizes gratitude and respect every time the clock ticks.
- Pearl Jewelry. This is a feminine, simple yet stylish. It is one gift that your mother will treasure and wear on special occasions
Thank you quotes
Thank you messages are a way of expressing gratitude. Saying thank you is a simple and often overlooked way to show someone how much they mean to you.
- If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you it will be enough. This was said by Meister Eckhart. Thats why today on this mothers day. i say a big Thank you to you Mama for being a great mum.
- This day cannot pass without me showing my gratitude to you mummy. As Cicero said, Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.
- For the love you always showed me, Thank you mum. you are truly a gift in my life.
- Thank you for always being there for me. Through all the struggles you never left my side. I can not thank you enough my dear mother.
- You were never disgusted when you were changing my soiled nappies. You never felt annoyed when i touched you with my dirty hands. Thank you so much mum. Happy mothers day.
- You have been my best friend, my greatest support system. That is why on this mothers day, i say a big Thank you.
- This world would not be as cool as it is if you were not my mother. Thank you for making it a better place.
- Right from the start you were the one who nurtured me, prayed over me, worried about me, guided me and supported me in every pursuit. Thank you for being there everyday with just the love I need.
- Mom had I listened to your advice I’d been at a better place today. Now, I promise to live a life, which drives that regret away. Thanks for putting up with me all these years.
- Mothers like you are soft sponges which absorb their children’s tears and squeeze out pretty bubbles of happiness and joy. Thanks for everything mom.
- I want to thank you for not leaving me on someone’s threshold. Happy Mother’s Day
Inspirational Mothers Day quotes
- She was the stuff of which great men’s mothers are made. She was indispensable to high generation, feared at tea parties, hated in shops and loved at crises – Thomas Hardy.
- Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world, a mother’s love is not – James Joyce.
- There was never a great man who had not a great mother’ – Olive Schreiner.
- My mother is a walking miracle- Leonardo DiCaprio.
- She raised us with humor and she raised us to understand that not everything was going to be great but how to laugh through it – Liza Minnelli on Judy Garland.
Funny mothers day messages
- My lost things usually suddenly appear when my mother starts looking for them
- Thanks for not bothering me on when to get married long as I give you grandchildren before you die. Happy Mother’s day.
- Happy Mother’s day to those women who were intelligent enough to escape maternity.
- If mother wants to attract her children attention, she needs to sit comfortable on the sofa.
- I remember I was a kid and the scariest words were ‘I’ll tell your mom’.
- Dear mom, congratulations on being one year closer to the age when you start complaining about not having grandchildren.
- Bad grades, bad company and bad habits – all these would have torn my life apart if it weren’t for a super glue called mom who held it all together. Thanks mom.
Short mothers day poems
You can personalize your short sentiments to explain the unique bond you have with your mother by writing her a poem.
What Mother Means by Karl Fuchs
Mother is such a simple word ,
But to me there’s meaning seldom,
For everything I am today,
My mother’s love showed me the way.
Being a Mother
Being a mother means that your heart,
Is no longer yours; it wanders,
Wherever your children do.
The heart of a home is a mother,
Whose love is warm and true,
And home has always been ‘sweet home’,
With a wonderful mother like you.
With gratitude, lets wish our mothers a Happy Mothers Day!