Poetry Friday ~ Mother’s Day!

10 May

Hi, everyone and welcome!

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.

In the USA Mother’s Day is always celebrated on the second Sunday in May.

Although the custom of setting aside a day to honor mothers has ancient roots, our observance of Mother’s Day mainly came about through the efforts of a devoted daughter, Anna M. Jarvis.

After the death of her own mother in 1905, Jarvis wanted to recognize the sacrifices mothers made for their children. She organized the first official Mother’s Day celebration in May 1908 at a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia.

On May 8, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May Mother’s Day, and within a few years, the idea gained worldwide prominence.

Think about your mom as a person. What are some of her favorite things? What does she like to do? Show your mother you know her by choosing a thoughtful gift that she’s sure to like.

If you’re going to give your mom flowers make sure you give flowers that have meaning for her. You can also give her a plant if she has a green thumb.

Bring mom breakfast in bed! 30+ Mother’s Day Breakfast and Brunch Recipes


Peach Ginger Bellini Recipe

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Peach Ginger Bellini (Recipe by Tyler Florence)

Breakfast Tart With Pancetta and Green Onions Recipe

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Breakfast Tart With Pancetta and Green Onions (Recipe by Giada De Laurentiis)

Breakfast Lasagna Recipe

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Breakfast Lasagna (Recipe by Giada De Laurentiis)

Marmalade Muffins Recipe

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Marmalade Muffins (Recipe by Ree Drummond)

No one knows your mom better than you do, so do whatever you feel she would enjoy on this special day. 


savor your day

Croissants, quiche, cheese soufflé

Have a miracle for breakfast

Je t’aime

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Mother and Child by Gustav Klimt

To all you wonderful mothers out there have an unforgettable Mother’s Day! This also goes to women that have helped raise children and to moms of fur-babies (which is like having a child that never grows up). 

32 Responses to “Poetry Friday ~ Mother’s Day!”

  1. John W. Howell at 4:35 pm #

    Lovely post, Vashti.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. D.L. Finn, Author at 5:22 pm #

    I never knew the history behind Mother’s Day! Thanks for sharing that with us and Happy Mother’s day to you, and yes, our fur babies are like having permanent toddlers…lol

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Lovely post, Vashti! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  4. balroop2013 at 8:53 pm #

    What a beautiful post Vashti! My mom has given us many breakfasts in bed. 🙂 Happy Mother’s Day to all the lovely moms reading this post.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 12:55 pm #

      I’m happy you enjoyed the post, Balroop! That was so sweet of your mom! You have a lovely Mother’s Day weekend too! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Natalie Ducey at 9:20 am #

    Lovely post, Vashti. Cheers to all Moms! XO

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 12:56 pm #

      Thank you, Natalie. I’m glad you like it. You have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend too! ❤ xo

      Liked by 1 person

  6. rijanjks at 11:31 am #

    Beautiful post, Vashti! I immediately went to the Ginger Peach Bellini recipe as we are making Bellinis tomorrow. 🙂 Love the poem and the image! Happy Mother’s Day!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 12:58 pm #

      Yay! Let me know how the Bellinis turn out. Thank you very much, Jan! I’m happy you enjoyed the post. Have a lovely Mother’s Day weekend! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  7. watchingthedaisies at 5:13 am #

    I never knew the origins of Mothers Day till now Vashti. Thank you. Breakfast in bed is a real treat. I love the Klimt painting. Very lovely indeed.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 8:56 pm #

      Yes, that painting is quite beautiful. You’re very welcome, Brigid. I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Thank you for stopping by and for the comment. 😀 xo

      Liked by 1 person

  8. dgkaye at 6:52 pm #

    This was beautiful Vashti. Thanks for sharing with us the origins of Mother’s Day. ❤ xx

    Liked by 1 person

  9. D. Wallace Peach at 12:57 pm #

    What a beautiful and thoughtful post, Vashti. I’ve never seen that Klimt painting before. How amazing and perfect for your sweet recognition of mothers everywhere. I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 1:14 pm #

      I did enjoy the day, Diana. I hope you did too. I did a lot of cooking, had family over and at the end of the night, we watched Game of Thrones. Ha, ha! It was fun though.

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      • D. Wallace Peach at 2:08 pm #

        OMG, Vashti, I’m on pins and needles for the last episode. Then I’m going to have a GoT hangover for a month.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 7:14 pm #

      I’m so sad that it’s about to end. The last season and the shortest. This last episode better be amazing. 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Khadelk at 1:53 pm #

    Happy Mothers Day to you Dearest and to all other Wonderful Woman all around the World! #ResilientMatriarch

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 8:33 pm #

      Thank you very much! I hope you are having a wonderful week so far. I appreciate the visit and comment. 😀


  11. Miriam Hurdle at 6:51 pm #

    What a lovely post and attribute to mothers, Vashti, thank you! Did you do the cooking of all the items you have in this post? It would have been a lot of cooking! Klimt.s painting so so perfect depicting the content of mother-children closeness. ❤

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    • Vashti Q at 7:22 pm #

      No, I made dinner. My mom arrived at my house early and I made her a strawberry wine spritzer and a snack. Then my sister and brother came over in the evening. I had a great time. I hope you did too. ❤ xo

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      • Miriam Hurdle at 11:33 pm #

        That was so much fun for your marathon Mother’s Day. We had a great day with my daughter and granddaughter in Portland, OR. I’m home now but will go back in June to watch Autumn when Mercy and Will go on vacation. ❤

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    • Vashti Q at 1:34 pm #

      That sounds wonderful, Miriam. I’m sure you’ll have a lovely time bonding with Autumn.

      Liked by 1 person

  12. robbiesinspiration at 12:43 am #

    A really lovely tribute to mothers, Vashti.

    Liked by 1 person

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