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Good Question: What is the history behind Mother's Day?

In case you've let the calendar has sneak up on you, this weekend is Mother's Day.

The National Retail Federation says nearly $15 billion dollars will be spent on the day.

Flowers for mom will top the list.

Good Question: What is the history behind Mother's Day?

Theresa Philpott is the woman who helped make me the woman I am today.

"I would describe my mom as someone that I'm so glad to be a whole lot a like, a lot of people say including my dad that we're probably too much a like." said Amber Philpott, WKYT News Anchor.

Our mothers are often a source of strength and support in our lives.

My mom Theresa, has always been my biggest fan, she is my best friend and to me she is the greatest mother of all.

"I think being a mother now I can appreciate my own mother and all the time and things she did for me, that I have tried to do now as a mother for my own daughter and I hope I have succeeded." said Theresa Philpott.

Sunday May 9th, I will honor my mother on Mother's Day.

It is a day that's been celebrated since ancient times.

The Egyptians held an annual festival to honor the Goddess Isis, known as the "Mother of the Pharaohs.

Here in the US we've been celebrating mothers officially for 96 years.

In 1908 Anna Jarvis began a campaign to create a day to honor mother's.

Her quest was in in remembrance of her own mother and in honor of peace.

She submitted a bill to the US senate, but a resolution making Mother's Day nationally recognized wasn't passed until 1914.

And now every May we each can take time to say thank you to the woman in our life that we call mom!


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