The interior of the National Mother's Day Shrine
The beautiful stained glass window Bee's parents gave to the church in the late 1800's
Four of the original Sunday School chairs from Ann Jarvis's class.
It is a beautiful church and if you ever get to Grafton, WV, I hope you will stop by to see it.
Anna Jarvis loved her mother and wanted to honor her but more than that she wanted all mothers to be honored. Without Anna's persistence, we would not have a national Mother's Day and that is why we should care. As a side note, Anna lived to see Mother's Day become a commercial success and was dismayed with all the commercialism. Anna's original idea was that this day should be a day where we spend time with our mothers, do some public service or just participate in something that would honor our mothers.
I also wanted to honor my own mother with this post. Mother's Day is a bittersweet day for me. Mother was the best mother a person could have and she passed away on Mother's Day in 2006. Mother was my first home, my first friend, my first enemy. She became my best friend. I miss her with all my being.