Mother’s Day-The Corsage

Happy Mother’s Day to all past, present and future Mothers! Hope your day is filled with love, happy thoughts and memories.

I remember when I was little, Mom would carefully lay out corsages for me and my sister and boutonniere's for my brothers that My Grandmother made. One by one, mom would pin our corsage to our Sunday outfit and to church we went. I hated it. I despised having to wear that big scratchy corsage that smelled like grandmaws basement! I was too young at the time to realize the reason of her making sure we all had a corsage to wear on Mother’s Day. 

The Mother’s Day corsage started in the 1800’s. Everyone wore one on Mother’s day. The corsage did not indicate that your were a mother, but rather that you are wearing something to honor your own mother. The flowers were usually made with an orchid, carnation or rose. The type of flower was not as important as the color. If your mom is living, you wore a red or pink flower. If your mom is deceased, you wore a white one. 

Sadly the tradition of the Mothers Day corsage has stopped. You will rarely see anyone wearing them anymore. I admit, I have not worn one in years. 

So, this Mothers Day, I have decided to make my own corsage to proudly wear over my heart in honor of my Mother (If it’s still alive).
I am who I am today because of her. She worked hard making sure all four of her children had everything we need. She showed us unconditional love but would also show us what a hickory stick was when we did wrong. She made sure we were in church every Sunday and raised us with Christian values that we still hold on too today. My mom is very pretty, smart, strong and always smells good. 
I made my mom laugh and cry. I have rebelled and hurt her feelings many times. I will always hold that guilt but I know she prayed and loved me through it all. That's what moms do. 

As a mom myself, I find and l learn new obstacles with my own daughter that make me think about the challenges and sacrifices my mom went through. Everyday, I am more thankful for the lessons she taught me and how much she has inspired me. Next to God, she is my foundation. 

My daughter is home this weekend to spend Mothers Day with me. We did some shopping, and crafting and took lots of selfies. I feel so blessed.
This afternoon, the whole family will meet for dinner with our mom. It's a mommy kind of day!!!!



  1. What a wonderful, thoughtful blog entry. Oh the memories you bring back. YES I remember for sure the red rose I got to wear for many years, but then it turned white.
    It has been a long time since I too wore a rose to church. I hope I see some today!
    Happy Mother's day, I am sure your daughter is sure you hung the Moon!

  2. Precious story, the long lost traditions I love. Wishing you a most joyous Mother's and everyday! Your daughter is a lucky girl!!

  3. Touching post Lisa. Happy Mother’s Day to you.

  4. an interesting tribute to your mom.

  5. I've never heard of the corsage for Mother's Day but it sounds like a nice tradition.
    Your corsage is very pretty.
    Sounds like you had a very special Mom and you were blessed.
    Happy Mother's Day to you a day late.

  6. Happy belated Mother's Day!!