Anna Jarvis : Founder of Mother’s Day, who later regretted creating, the holiday.
Once upon a time, there was a woman named Anna Jarvis who lived in West Virginia. She loved her mother dearly and was heartbroken when she passed away in 1905. But instead of wallowing in her grief, Anna decided to honor her mother by creating a day dedicated to celebrating motherhood and family.
Anna moved to Philadelphia in 1892 and began her mission to create the “Mother’s Day Movement.” Her efforts paid off when, in 1908, the first official Mother’s Day was observed. It was a time of great change in society, with women fighting for their rights and equal treatment.
But amidst all the chaos and turmoil, Anna Jarvis wanted to remind everyone of the love and sacrifices that mothers make for their children. She believed that there was no greater love than that of a mother, and she wanted to honor that love on a special day.
And so, Philadelphia became known as the City of Motherly Love. It was a place where people could come together to celebrate the women who had raised them, nurtured them, and supported them throughout their lives. And it all started with one woman’s love for her own mother.
So, the next time you’re in Philadelphia, take a moment to reflect on the city’s rich history of celebrating motherhood. And remember the words of Anna Jarvis, who said, “A mother is the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world.” Video credit: ABC Philadelphia