One the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day, kids in Jacksonville show thanks.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --- Sunday, it's all about our Moms on this 100th Anniversary of Mother's Day. Jacksonville children are using various adjectives to describe their mothers, calling them, 'beautiful,' 'caring' and 'unique.'
"She means everything to me and she's really nice and she's pretty and she's helpful," one child said.
Jacksonville families are celebrating Mother's Day at Immaculate Conception church in downtown Jacksonville.
For expecting mother, Lauren Scotto, the church tradition is one she'll share with her baby who's due in three months.
"I am in awe and excitement," said Scotto. "Because, we couldn't have done with without God. It's me, my husband and God."
Her husband, Nick, says it is important to cherish his wife every day of the year.
"Mothers day is not just a special day," said Nick. "Every day is a special day in our marriage and a special day with our baby."
This particular Mother's Day is special because it's the 100th Anniversary of Mother's day. One century ago, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation declaring the second Sunday in May as Mother's day. In 1914 - it was tradition to give mom a white carnation. Today - 133 million Mother's Day cards are exchanged for the holiday. In 1914 - people celebrated the holiday at church.
Today - an estimated 80 million Americans will do the same with a family meal.
Paige Mechling is enjoying church and a large family meal with her eight children.
"I've learned so much more from them than I ever thought possible and it's just such a blessing," Mechling said.
Andy DelRosa says his wife is a blessing because she successfully raised seven children.
"She's superwoman. She probably doesn't think it," DelRosa said.