Mothers Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for our beloved mother. The mother's love for her children is as tender as the petal of a flower, as sweet as the flower fragrance, as pure as a flower itself. Still, her love can neither be replaced nor comparable to anything else in the whole universe.

The earliest Mother's Day celebrations can be traced back to the spring celebrations of ancient Greece in honor of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods. During the 1600's, England celebrated a day called "Mothering Sunday". Celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent (the 40 day period leading up to Easter), Mothering Sunday honored the mothers of England.

In the United States Mother's Day was first suggested in 1872 by Julia Ward Howe (who wrote the words to the Battle hymn of the Republic) as a day dedicated to peace. Ms. Howe would hold organized Mother's Day meetings in Boston, Mass ever year.

In 1907 Ana Jarvis, from Philadelphia, began a campaign to establish a national Mother's Day. Ms. Jarvis persuaded her mother's church in Grafton, West Virginia to celebrate Mother's Day on the second anniversary of her mother's death, the 2nd Sunday of May. By the next year Mother's Day was also celebrated in Philadelphia. Ms. Jarvis and her supporters began to write to ministers, businessman, and politicians in their quest to establish a national Mother's Day. It was successful as by 1911 Mother's Day was celebrated in almost every state. President Woodrow Wilson, in 1914, made the official announcement proclaiming Mother's Day as a national holiday that was to be held each year on the 2nd Sunday of May.

While many countries of the world celebrate their own Mother's Day at different times throughout the year, there are some countries such as Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, and Belgium which also celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May.

A flower gift to one's mother on this great day- the mothers day, means a lot. Infact, a bouquet of mature blooming roses would be a better choice on this day since it implies gratitude. No other means of thanks-giving would replace a flower gift. To add a few words of gratitude, would mean much more. Here are some wonderful quotations to express the best of our feelings for our beloved mother.

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers - Jewish Proverb

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest-Irish Proverb

An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest- Spanish proverb

There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it-Chinese Proverb

A busy mother makes slothful daughters-Portuguese Proverb

A mother understands what a child does not say- Jewish Proverb

A mother's heart is always with her children- Proverb

Her children arise up, and call her blessed- Proverbs 31:28

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love -Stevie Wonder

All I am, or hope to be I owe to my angel mother - Abraham Lincoln

I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education which I received from my mother- George Washington

Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not- James Joyce

Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind- Kahlil Gibran

The mother loves her child most divinely, not when she surrounds him with comfort and anticipates his wants, but when she resolutely holds him to the highest standards and is content with nothing less than his best-Hamilton Wright Mabie

The best academy, a mother's knee - James Russell Lowell

Honour thy father and thy mother" stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness- Aeschylus

Your arms were always open when I needed a hug. Your heart understood when I needed a friend. Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson. Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly-Sarah Malin

A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary -Dorothy Canfield Fisher

The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world - W.R. Wallace

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts - Washington Irving (1783-1859)

God sees us through our Mothers' eyes and rewards us for our virtues - Ganeshan Venkatarman

They say God cannot be everywhere that's why he created mothers - Anonymous

The future destiny of a child is always the work of the mother - Napoleon Bonaparte

Children are the sum of what mothers contribute to their lives - Anonymous

I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life -Abraham Lincoln

If I had a flower for each time I thought of My Mother, I could walk in my garden forever - Anonymous

Do you want to gift your mother on the Mothers Day?:A flower bouquet of mature blooming roses is the best gift on a Mothers Day.

Mother, I know I don´t see much Of you these days, But nothing can compare Of how Much I think about you Everyday How much I love you Each day more then The day before, How I see you in Me more as the years go by. And how I love that In me, Because of you I am Who I am. Strong, honest, open, Loving, giving and Caring. Thank you Mom For being there and For all You´ve done. And For all you are "My Mother" Happy Mother´s Day - Norma Nelson

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all - Washington Irving

I regard no man as poor who has a godly mother - Abraham Lincoln

A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart - a heart so large that everybody's joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation-Mark Twain

No one in the world can take the place of your mother. Right or wrong, from her viewpoint you are always right. She may scold you for little things, but never for the big ones - Harry Truman

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children -William Makepeace Thackeray

A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path -Agatha Christie

The kind of power mothers have is enormous. Take the skyline of Istanbul - enormous breasts, pathetic little willies, a final revenge on Islam. I was so scared I had to crouch in the bottom of the boat when I saw it- Angela Carter

Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face -George Eliot

Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved- Erich Fromm

The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom- Henry Ward Beeche

A mother's hardest to forgive. Life is the fruit she longs to hand you, Ripe on a plate. And while you live, Relentlessly she understands you - Phyllis McGinley

This heart, my own dear mother, bends, With love's true instinct, back to thee - Thomas Moore

Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever - Anonymous

If the whole world were put into one scale, and my mother in the other, the whole world would kick the beam -Lord Langdale

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible -Marion C. Garretty

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love -Mildred B. Vermont

Do you know?:Many of the sweaters worn by Mr. Rogers on the popular television show, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, were actually knitted by his mother.

I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life - Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

If I was damned of body and soul, I know whose prayers would make me whole, Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine -Rudyard Kipling

A man's work is from sun to sun, but a mother's work is never done - Anonymous

Grown don't mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown. In my heart it don't mean a thing -Toni Morrison

A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

No painter's brush, nor poet's pen In justice to her fame Has ever reached half high enough To write a mother's name - Anonymous

Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the promised land. She prepares a world she will not see - Pope Paul VI

Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them - Rita Rudner

Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all - Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness -Honore' de Balzac (1799-1850)

Motherhood is like Albania-- you can't trust the descriptions in the books, you have to go there -Marni Jackson

You may have tangible wealth untold; Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be -- I had a mother who read to me -Strickland Gillilan (1869-1954)

The mother is everything - she is our consolation in sorrow, our hope in misery, and our strength in weakness. She is the source of love, mercy, sympathy, and forgiveness. He who loses his mother loses a pure soul who blesses and guards him constantly -Kahlil Gibran

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there- Robert Browning

The precursor of the mirror is the mother's face-D.W. Winnicott

A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love- Thomas C. Haliburton

The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men - from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms -Oliver Wendell Holmes

The angels ... singing unto one another, Can find among their burning terms of love, None so devotional as that of "mother" -Edgar Allen Poe

A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take- Cardinal Mermillod

Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons- Napoleon Bonaparte

God made a wonderful mother, A mother who never grows old; He made her smile of the sunshine, And He moulded her heart of pure gold; In her eyes He placed bright shining stars, In her cheeks fair roses you see; God made a wonderful mother, And He gave that dear mother to me -Pat O'Reilly

To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power -Maya Angelou

Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world -Kate Douglas Wiggin

I am sure you will be guided right in your decision, to place implicit faith in his integrity and honesty. Best wishes from one who has known Richard longer than anyone else. His mother -Hannah Nixon