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Mother's Day a special day for families

Families in Marion waited for more than an hour for a table at the Red Lobster. Families in Marion waited for more than an hour for a table at the Red Lobster.
Across the street at O'Charleys, the wait was even longer for the McGuire Family. Across the street at O'Charleys, the wait was even longer for the McGuire Family.
MARION, IL (KFVS) -

Mother's Day is traditionally a day for families to celebrate everything mom's do throughout the year.

And it's also the busiest day of the year for restaurants.

On Sunday afternoon, families in Marion waited for more than an hour for a table at the Red Lobster.

Across the street at O'Charleys the wait was even longer for the McGuire Family.

"We went to church earlier and we all met up here to have Mother's Day together," said Sharon McGuire. "It's going to be an hour and a half wait. But it's worth it to be with the kids and grand kids."

And for some kids it's just as enjoyable for them to get to spend the special day with their mom.

"Mother's Day means a lot to me every year," said Jodi Hawkins. "But, Mother's Day in general I think needs to be celebrated every day. My Mother means a lot to me, we've always been very close."

Some families decided waiting for a table to take mom out to eat, didn't make much sense to them. So they decided to have a picnic in the park instead.

"It just means the world to me to have them all here," said Dorothy Swafford. "It really does mean the world to me."

And for some their mom's have given them insight into what's really important in life.

"My mom's very important to me because she's always there for me," said Jenny Masterson.  "She's helped me grow and she's given me values and morals. And she's helped me learn to be a better person."

But, not everyone gets to spend the day with their moms. So they still celebrate their mother's by remembering her in their own special way.

"I really miss my mom we lived about four blocks apart and I talked to her every day. And I really miss that," said Shirley Rose. "Mother's Day is good, not as good as when mom was alive. But it's still good because I get to spend it with my kids."

Mother's Day never existed in the United States until the year 1908, that's when a West Virginia native by the name of Anna Jarvis celebrated the first Mother's Day.

And it wasn't until 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson signed into law a national day of celebration for Mother's Day.

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