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|| Mom, you are the world to me. - Happy Mother's Day||

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"Mother's Day is in honor of the best mother who ever lived - the Mother of your heart."
- Anna Jarvis

Mother's Day or Mothering Sunday is a modern celebration honoring one's own mother, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May.

"A printed card means nothing except that you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world. And candy! You take a box to Mother, and eat most of it yourself!" -Anna Jarvis.

The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. Her campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her beloved mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Anna's mission was to honor her own mother by continuing work she started and to set aside a day to honor mothers, "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world". Anna's mother, Ann Jarvis, was a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the Civil War and created Mother's Day Work Clubs to address public health issues.

Due to the campaign efforts of Anna Jarvis, several states officially recognized Mother's Day, the first in 1910 being West Virginia, Jarvis' home state. Jarvis' push to create an official holiday was met with opposition by some. Sen. Henry Moore Teller described the notion of Mother's Day as"absolutely absurd," and "trifling." In 1914 Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation creatingMother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as anational holiday to honor mothers.

Although Jarvis was successful in founding Mother's Day, she soon became resentful of thecommercialization and was angry that companies would profit from the holiday. By the early 1920s, Hallmark and other companies started sellingMother's Day cards. Jarvis became so embittered by what she saw as misinterpretation and exploitation that she protested and even tried to rescind Mother's Day.The holiday that she worked so hard for was supposed to be about sentiment, not about profit. Jarvis's intention for the holiday had been for people to appreciate mothers by writing a personal letter, by hand, expressinglove and gratitude, rather than buying gifts andcards. 

Jarvis organised boycotts and threatened lawsuits to try to stop the commercialization. She crashed a candy makers' convention in Philadelphia in 1923. Two years later she protested at the event of American War Mothers, which raised money by selling carnations, the flower associated withMother's day, and was arrested for disturbing the peace. 

Jarvis's holiday was adopted by many countries and it is now celebrated all around the world.

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Over the course of history, many women of great substance have appeared.
Here is a list of the few mothers whom we admire.

Maa Parvati

A mother will always protect her child, even if it is against the lord of destruction. As the legend has it, Lord Ganesha was born when Maa Parvati infused life in a small idol. Lord Shiva, having no clue of his new son, beheaded Lord Ganesha. This action ignited the wrath of a mother, who took a form of Shakti and forcing her husband to bring her son back. A mother-child bond is the highest form of love that has ever existed; a bond which even god bows down to. Whether it is a god, or a human, a mother will never abandon her child.


Sri Sarada Devi

Endearingly known as Holy Mother', Sri Sarada Devi, has expressed maternal love to all, barring any judgments. She exemplifies the belief that a woman does not have to go through nine months of pregnancy to express maternal love. No. Sri Sarada Devi has served her disciples as a teacher, a mother and a guardian. Irrespective of caste, religion, sins or race, Sri Sarda Devi has accepted her disciples and showed them the art of living. Even though she was nearly illiterate, she taught them the most profound truths through simple words. Sri Sarda Devi is an ideal mother who accepts their child just the way they are, and guiding them with a soft hand. This eternal lady has made a spot for herself in everyone's heart.


Yashodha Maiyaa

The belief that blood doesn't forge a bond between a mother and a child was exemplified by Yashodha Maiyaa and her son, Lord Krishna. The fact that Lord Krishna wasn't her son made no difference to her behaviour. Just as every mother, she scolded, pampered and guided her son to be a true and honest man. Everyone has heard stories of Lord Krishna and his pranks, and like every true mother, Yashodha Maiyaa has disciplined her son. Even god doesn't have the power to escape from their mother's reprimands. 

Mother Teresa

The Mother was moved by the poverty and suffering of large number of people in India and decided to dedicate her life for the welfare poor and took citizenship in 1948. She became an independent nun and shared her life with the poor and hungry individuals of Calcutta. She taught reading and writing to the children of the street. She established a charitable organization called the Missionaries of Charity; it was the center of all her activities and has branches in many part of country. They help the elderly, the blind, lepers and people living with AIDs. Mother also open homes and school for poor children. Her dedication and efforts were recognized all over the world. She received numerous honors including Nobel Prize in 1979.In march 1997 she ended her service and service and died in September. She is still remembered for her sacrifice and dedication

Anna Jarvis

After her mother's death, Anna Jarvis decide to devote her life to establish Mother's Day to honor mothers around the world, living or dead.

Anna worked actively, writing letters to influence people and distributed pamphlets to gain acknowledgement for motherhood. Due to all her efforts the first Mother Day service was held in May 10, 1907 at her mother's church. She passed one carnation to each mother in the congregation. The white carnation represent purity of a mother's heart. A white carnation was worn in honor of deceased mother and red for living mothers. In 1912, West Virginia become the first day to adopt official Mother's Day; and in 1014, President Woodrow Wilson declared second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.

Anna Jarvis is a true hero because of dedication and love towards her mother and her dedication as a sibling towards her unsound sister. Although she worked for the causes of all mothers, he couldn't become a mother herself, but she earned the title of the Mother of Mother's Day'

Raja Weksler

It was World War II, Germen soldiers invaded Vilna,Lithuania. Because of the war, people were taken as prisoners in Nazi camps. Raja with her daughter mange to stay out of Germen soldiers clutches. She saved the lives of many people, including her daughter. When the prisoners in camps were starving she gave them her food to eat, and clothes to wear.

Once, Raja emptied her backpack and hauled her 11 years old daughter on her back, making her way through a crowd when women were fighting for their lives. At one point in the concentration camp, she disguised her daughter as a teenager, so that the two won't be separated. Her daughter was forced to survive thanks to her mother's effort, despite all the ill treatment they received until the end of war.

Rani Lakshmibai

Rani Lakshmibai was born to a Maharashtrian family in 1828. She got married to the Maharaja of Jhansi, Raja Gangadhar Rao Niwalkar in 1842 and gave birth to a son in 1851. The child didn't survive more than four months. In 1853, the Maharaja fell sick and weak which led to the decision to adopt a child. To ensure that the British didn't have an issue, Lakshmibai got a local British representative to witness the adoption. The child was named Damodar Rao.

After the Maharaja died in 1853, Damodar was legal heir according to the Hindu traditions, however the British refused to accept it. Lord Dalhousie decided to seize Jhansi as per the doctrine of lapse. Lakshmibai, after consulting a British lawyer, appealed for a hearing of her case in London but it was rejected. The British confiscated state jewels and an order was passed that Rani had to move the Jhansi Fort to Rani Mahal in Jhansi.

Lakshmibai decide to protect the state of Jhansi and began to strengthen her position and form an army. The army consists of both men and women who were given training to fight a battle. Rani defended Jhansi from being invaded in 1857 but in 1858, the British succeeded in the annexation of city. Despite all this, she managed to escape with her son. She took refuge in Kalpi. She died on 17th of June during the battle of Gwalior. Throughout her entire lifetime, Rani only aim was to secure the throne for her adopted son Damodar.

For her immense effort, she is referred to as the 'Icon of the Indian Nationalist Movement'. Throughout the uprising, the aim of Rani was to secure the throne for her adopted son Damodar

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'Can't decide what to give your mom on the mother's day occasion? 
Don't worry. The Crazy Creatives are here to help you out. 

Here are 10 gifts ideas and hopefully these might come in handy: 

You could arrange a small party, just you and your family members. Buy a cake, a flavor which your mom likes, or if possible make it by yourself. Then buy a bouquet and a small gift like earrings.


Don't have enough time to plan a party or you completely forgot that today is mother's day?
 Don't worry. Just make your mom feel special. Don't make her do any work. Let her rest and make her feel like a queen. Do whatever your mom likes. The slightest effort from your side will make your mom happy. You don't always have to spend a money.


If you are around 12-14 years old. the perfect mother's day gift would be a nice hand-made card for your sweet mom.


Pay a tribute to your mother. Gather all the photographs and stick them randomly on a big chart paper or a cardboard. Leave the middle section empty and fill it in with a sweet mother's day wish.


Take your mom for a day out. Visit those places that she likes
[For example: have lunch with her at her favorite restaurant]


You could arrange a basket full of gifts. Grab a flower basket and fill it in with gifts 
[For example: perfume, earrings, a dress, bangles, a simple mother's day card, etc]. 
Wrap the handle of the basket with a white net cloth and lastly, stick a bow on top of the handle to make it look pretty.


Cook your mom's favorite dishes for lunch/dinner. If you can't then simply order it from outside.


Remember the time mom used make us these origamis and under each section something good was written? Do the same. Make one and write down the best quality of your mom's. And I promise you that she'll love it.


Get a colorful chart paper and then decorate the sides of it. Then fill in the middle section of the chart with the best  memories that you've shared with her. Write those with colorful sketch pens.


If you can't do anything or make anything for her then simply listen to whatever she says. That's the least we all could do.


Surprise Away IFians!

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Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall. A mother's secret love outlives them all

- Oliver Wendell Holmes


The most wonderful and never forgettable moment in a mother's life is when she gives birth to her baby, and more than that, when her baby utters the first word  mum ".

The tears of joy in her eyes can't be ignored.

During memorable moments when a child takes its first tentative steps, a mother will be on cloud nine with twinkles in her eyes.

She will always be proud of you.

And when a child grows and heads to school, a mother will wait the whole day for you and the moment you come back home she will serve you with all your favorite dishes.


Years will pass, and  you will change with time. You might get busy with your life or get married. Your responsibilities will increase and you won't be able to take out some time to talk to your mother but  your Mum will be the very same; someone who gave birth to you and sacrificed a lot for you; someone who stayed happy in your happiness.

Even if you hurt her, she will still love you.

Her love for her children is vast like the ocean, or the Universe. Even if she is busy with the household chores, your mother will always fulfill your wish but will never say that she is tired.

She is your  best-friend, and an elder sister to you. You want to share your whole day with her but many times you ignore her.

The fact that she gave birth to you or not doesn't matter because she loves you in all the circumstances.

You might do the worst to her but she still loves you.
You might not care for her love but she still loves you.

Who says that genes define the relationship between a mother and her child? 

It's her love , and the environment that matters.

"A mother is a person who seeing only there are four pieces of pie for five people.Promptly announces she never did care for pie" 

- Tonneva Jordan

A mother is very special and her love is priceless, her heart is so pure for her child.

Give back your mother what she deserves in her life.

Do you have someone in your life who cares for you unconditionally, or loves you the most in this world. Someone who has some magical touch that when she caresses your head you forgets all the miseries?

Then what are you waiting for?

Share your  golden memories with all  I-Fians  for that person who is none other than your mother.

Tell your Mother on this special day 
" Mum, You are the world to me"


"I love my mother as trees love water and sunshine- she helps me grow, prosper and reach great heights" 

- Terri Guillemets


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Beautiful thread ladies *applauds*

Happy mothers day to all the mothers around in here.
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Lovely are very cute! Clap
Happy Mother's day to all Mothers Big smile
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Posted: 11 May 2015 at 4:16am | IP Logged
amazing thread guys Smile
happy mothers day to all!!!!
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