|Arthur Elsley - The Bedtime Story|
The story of Mothers Day is the story of firm determination of a daughter, Anna Jarvis who resolved to pay tribute to her mother, Mrs Anna M Jarvis and all other mothers of the world. Anna Jarvis dedicated her life to fulfill her mothers dream of the recognition of day for honoring mothers. Though never a mother herself, Founder of Mother's Day, Anna Jarvis is today recognised as the 'Mother of Mothers Day'.
|Mother and Son Fritz Zuber Buhler|
La storia della Festa della Mamma nasce dalla determinazione di una figlia, Anna Jarvis che volle rendere omaggio a sua madre e tutte le altre mamme del mondo. Anna non divenne mai madre, ma dedicò parte della sua vita a far riconoscere la giornata per onorare le madri.
|Arthur John Elsley (English, 1860-1952)|
Sonnets are full of love
Sonnets are full of love, and this my tome
Has many sonnets: so here now shall be
One sonnet more, a love sonnet, from me
To her whose heart is my heart’s quiet home,
To my first Love, my Mother, on whose knee
I learnt love-lore that is not troublesome;
Whose service is my special dignity,
And she my loadstar while I go and come
And so because you love me, and because
I love you, Mother, I have woven a wreath
Of rhymes wherewith to crown your honored name:
In you not fourscore years can dim the flame
Of love, whose blessed glow transcends the laws
Of time and change and mortal life and death.
Christina Rossetti (from A Pageant and Other Poems, 1881)
|Butterflies by Frederick Stead|
|George Sheridan Knowles|
I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet,
there would be no more wars.
E. M. Forster
|Vigée Lebrun, Self-Portrait with daughter Julie, 1786|
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children
because they are more certain they are their own.
|Bernard de Hoog, The Mother, Private Collection|
|Mother and Daughter by George Goodwin Kilburne|
The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial,
an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.
Honore de Balzac
|Albert Edelfelt, Finnish artist|
What do girls do who haven't any mothers
to help them through their troubles?
Louisa May Alcott
|The daisy chain by Helen Jackson|
It is only in the act of nursing that a woman realizes
her motherhood in visible and tangible fashion;
it is a joy of every moment.
Honore de Balzac