Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode had sweet words for his mum, as he joined in the mother’s day celebration today.
Sharing a photo of his wife and his mum, Governor Ambode wrote;
‘A special Mother’s Day to all our lovely mothers, most especially to my mother, Mrs. Christianah Ambode and my wife, Bolanle Ambode. God bless all our mothers’.
Media Mogul, Betty Irabor, who also celebrated her mother, wrote on Instagram;
One is 84 going on 85, the other is 60 going on 61. Both look fabulous. One had 5 children and lost one to sickle cell, and then there were 4, the other roamed in the Wilderness for 7 years until her morning broke. Both have known adversity and found the strength to triumph, Both remain unbroken and remain “intentionally Woman”. Both know that God is always in the storm! One is an ogbonge prayer warrior , the other is a baby prayer warrior. Both are bold and beautiful, faithlicious, determined, courageous, extraordinary, confident, prosperous, loving, gracious! Both are quintessentially iconic. Mother/ Daughter.. special bond. Blessed to be blessings to several generations… Authentic strong women. Labour precedes every birth.. first comes the pain, the labour and then the birthing. May all our labour birth great fruits to the Glory of His name. May we not groan and labour in vain. Happy Mother’s Day folks even if you’re still in God’s Waiting Room
Early Mother’s Day celebrations can be dated back to the spring celebrations to honor Rhea, the Mother of the Gods, in ancient Greek civilization, according to some sources. Later, Mothering Sunday in the United Kingdom was traditionally a day for people to visit the church where they were baptized, although it now also celebrates motherhood in modern times.
The modern-day origins of Mother’s Day can be attributed to two women – Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis, who were important in establishing the tradition in the United States. Around 1870, Julia Ward Howe called for Mother’s Day to be celebrated each year. It continued to be held in Boston for about 10 years under her sponsorship, but died out after that. Other sources say that Juliet Calhoun Blakely initiated Mother’s Day in Albion, Michigan, in the late 1800s. Her sons paid tribute to her each year and urged others to honor their mothers.
In 1907, Anna Jarvis held a private Mother’s Day celebration in memory of her mother, Ann Jarvis, in Grafton, West Virginia. In 1908, she played a key role in arranging a church service that attracted 407 children and their mothers. A Mother’s Day International Association was founded in 1912 to promote the holiday in other countries. Mother’s Day has grown increasingly popular since then.