"They were wrapping up the story on the origins of mother's day. We absolutely should celebrate mothers everywhere. So to all the moms out there listening. We hope you have a really fantastic day today for a lot of people though mother's day is also a pretty tough day for a lot of different reasons. And that group of people include the founder of mother's day herself, Anna Jarvis she successfully established a national holiday only to fight against those who celebrated in a way, she didn't like here's her story. When Jarvis was just twelve years old her mother closed her Sunday school lesson with a prayer that someone would one day found a Memorial Day to commemorate mothers for the match Maginness service. She renders to humanity Dervis remembered that prayer. For the rest of her life and in nineteen oh seven two years after her mother's death. Jarvis began to lobby for a national holiday in her mother's honor. She wrote thousands of letters to influential people, including teddy Roosevelt, William Jennings, Bryan. And Mark Twain in early nineteen o eight the Senate rejected her mother's day resolution, but she wouldn't be deterred on may tenth nineteen o. Eight Jarvis spoke at the first official mother's day services. One at her childhood church in Grafton, West Virginia and another at a sold out venue in Philadelphia her idea caught on like wildfire, at least unofficially and over the next few years. The majority of states in the US held mother's day celebrations that wasn't by accident. Either. Germans petition to state governors for official mother's day proclamations every single year she asked people to observe the day by visiting or at least writing to their mothers and wearing a white carnation. She said quote. Live this day, as your mother would have you live it, unquote. Finally, the tide had turned the US government officially designated mother's day as a national holiday in nineteen fourteen. And that's when things got complicated. Jarvis became territorial over her holiday copyrighting her own photograph trademarking, the mother's day seal and incorporating herself as the mother's day international association. She became so consumed with her life's achievement that she quit her job. She needed the extra time she spent the rest of her life fighting tooth and nail against anyone who would corrupt her vision. This included the floral end greeting card industries at one point. She scrapped. The white carnation is the holiday is official emblem to do away with profiteering tradesmen, and she also fought against charities like the golden rule foundation which was a fund for needy. Mothers and children that she accused of commercializing mother's day to line. It's pockets Jarvis even rallied. Against the US postal service when it issued a commemorative mother's day stamp. It's reported that at her peak she had thirty three mother's day related lawsuits, pending. She lived as a recluse for the last decade of her life and was eventually committed to a Senate Terry him where she died alone and penniless, and perhaps saddest of all having never become a mother herself. There are a lot of morals to this sad story. But we think this is the most important call your"