I LOVE YOU, MOM
M - O - T - H - E - R
"M" is for the million things she gave me,
"O" means only that she's growing old,
"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,
"H" is for her heart of purest gold;
"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
"R" means right, and right she'll always be,
Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER,"
A word that means the world to me.
In the U.S. Mothers' Day is a holiday celebrated on second Sunday in May. It is a day when children honor their mothers with cards, gifts, and flowers. First observance in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1907, it is based on suggestions by Julia Ward Howe in 1872 and by Anna Jarvis in 1907.
Although it wasn't celebrated in the U.S. until 1907, there were days honoring mothers even in the days of ancient Greece. In those days, however, it was Rhea, the Mother of the gods that was given honor.
Later, in the 1600's, in England there was an annual observance called "Mothering Sunday." It was celebrated during June, on the fourth Sunday. On Mothering Sunday, the servants, who generally lived with their employers, were encouraged to return home and honor their mothers. It was traditional for them to bring a special cake along to celebrate the occasion.
In the U.S., in 1907 Ana Jarvis, from Philadelphia, began a campaign to establish a national Mother's Day. 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. The next year Mother's Day was also celebrated in Philadelphia.
Jarvis and others began a letter-writing campaign to ministers, businessmen, and politicians in their quest to establish a national Mother's Day. They were successful. President Woodrow Wilson, in 1914, made the official announcement proclaiming Mother's Day a national observance that was to be held each year on the 2nd Sunday of May.
Many other countries of the world celebrate their own Mother's Day at different times throughout the year. Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, and Belgium celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May, as in the U.S.
在美国,人们在五月的第二个星期天庆祝母亲节。在这一天，孩子们把卡片，礼物和鲜花献给他们的母亲。第一次庆祝母亲节是发生在1907 年的费城，是由朱莉娅·瓦德·豪和安妮塔·贾威斯分别在 1872 年和 1907 年提议设立的。
虽然美国直到 1907 年才庆祝母亲节，但是尊敬母亲的节日甚至可以追溯到古希腊。尽管那时人们是庆祝上帝的母亲罗伊的。
后来, 在１７世纪初的英格兰，人们有一个惯例，就是在每年六月的第四个星期天庆祝“省亲节”。在省亲节那一天, 通常与雇主住在一起的仆人了, 被劝说回家和他们的母亲团聚。按照惯例，他们要带一块特殊的蛋糕回家庆祝。
SPICE GIRLS 《MAMA》（中英字幕版）
She used to be my only enemy and never let me be free
Catching me in places that I knew I shouldn't be
Every other day I crossed the line
I didn't mean to be so bad (harmony)
I never thought you would become the friend I never had
Back then I didn't know why
why you were misunderstood (Mama)
So now I see through your eyes
All that you did was love
Mama I love you
Mama I care
Mama I love you
Mama my friend
You're my friend
Mama I love you.....
I didn't want to hear it then but
I'm not ashamed to say it now
Every little thing you said and did was right for me
I had a lot of time to think about
about the way I used to be
Never had a sense of my responsibility
but now I'm sure I know why (I know why)
why you were misunderstood
So now I see through your eyes
all I can give you is love (all I can give you is love)
To the world's number one mom!
You are the best mom that a son ever had.
Here's a little token of my appreciation for all that you have done for me over the years.
Sometimes it may not seem like it, but I really do love you.
There may be moms all over the world, but you're the only one that matters to me.
I want to wish you a happy Mother's Day.
Thank you for everything over the years, mom.
Moms should get more than a special day, they should get a medal of honor.
This card is to let you know that you have done a super job raising us children.
This is the day that we appreciate all the things that moms do for us. Thank you .
Roses are red, violets are blue. This card on Mother's Day is especially for you.
We may not be angels all of the time, but we do appreciate what you do.
Thanks for being there, mom. Happy Mother's Day.
This card comes from the whole family. Happy Mother's Day.
Today is your day to relax and let us take care of you. Happy Mother's Day.
We will try to make this your best Mother's Day ever.
On this day we honor you, dear mother.
On this day we all sit back and think about how much our mothers do for us.
I've tried many times to tell you, but I'll say it again: I love you mother.
Though it is hard to tell you sometimes, I do love you dearly, mom.
I may not often say it, but I do love you.
There are little things that I should have said and done to show my gratitude, but it is appreciated what you do.
I don't take the time to tell you this often, but I love you, mom.
Sometimes I cry and make you sigh, but you know that I love you so.
To mother on Mother's Day: Thank you for all of the wonderful things that you h ave done for me.
This card is from all of us. It may not be the greatest, but it's from the heart.
Mother, I just want to let you know that you are always in my thoughts.
On this Mother's Day I just want to say: I'm proud to be your daughter.
To the most patient and understanding person I know. Thanks for being there. Happy Mother's Day.
I will be thinking of you on this Mother's Day. Thanks, mom.
We all love you very much, mom.
We wish you the best of health on this Mother's Day.
This card is a token of my love for the dearest mother in the world.
Mom, thank you for being you.
You are the one that we love the most. Have a happy Mother's Day.
No other mom could be a mother like you are.
Take good care of yourself. We all love you, mom.