Early Mother’s Day
During and following the Civil War, Ann Jarvis made a concerted effort to foster friendship and community between the mothers on both sides of the war. She started a committee in 1868 which established the first glimmer of today’s holiday: “Mother’s Friendship Day.” Anna, Jarvis’ daughter sought to honor her own mother by establishing a day of observance.
The very first Mother’s Day was celebrated in 1908 (Town and Country).
Connection and Community
I love that Mother’s Day began with an effort to connect people and create community. Mothers from a very early age strive to connect their children with other kids, experiences, ideas, and places.
Mothers hope for friends for their children as well as a community with each other.
Hebrews 10:24 says, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, and encouraging one another”.
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