Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

"The modern version of Mother's Day with families bringing Mother's Day flowers and gifts to their moms can be traced back to 17th century England. Mothering Sunday was the fourth Sunday in Lent...a special day when all the strict rules about fasting and penance were put aside. Older children who were away from home learning a trade or working as servants were allowed to return home for Mothering Sunday. The family gathered for a mid-Lenten feast with Mother as the special guest. Along with a rare visit from her children, mothers were given treats of cakes and wildflower bouquets. While ‘Mothering Sunday’ is still celebrated, most now know it as Mother’s Day."

Here, Luiz & Yago pose with Connie just before they head out to the Stickney's home (Connie's sister) for a Mother's Day brunch with Connie's Mom and Dad plus extended family.

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