TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– As families around the Wabash Valley celebrated Mother’s Day on Sunday, two Terre Haute organizations hosted events to honor moms in the area.

The Sisters of Providence hosted their annual brunch for the occasion, inviting hundreds of families over the course of the day. Sister Paula Damiano, the co-director at the Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, said it’s a day she always looks forward to. 

“It’s just wonderful to see families come together. This is what this day is all about. When they’re here, everyone is happy, they enjoy it, seeing the little kids run around, so happy,” she said. 

At Watertower Estates, they hosted a brunch as well that featured live music. Co-owner Tiffany Woodward said they spent around three months preparing behind the scenes– and she was happy to see both familiar and new faces take part.

“It’s been wonderful,” she said. “We have people who are regulars and we see all the time, so we love to see and pamper them, but we’re also getting new faces that we’ve never seen before, so that’s really special too.”

Woodward said she wanted to host the event because of what Mother’s Day means to her and her family business.

“I’m a mom, I got two little girls. My mother-in-law is involved on the business side, my sister-in-law, my own mother of course. We just wanted to celebrate all the moms, they mean so much to us anyways. This was really for them,” she said.

Damiano said her favorite part was seeing the families together.

“For some, they’ve been here year-after-year. Some come every single Sunday because we have Sunday brunch every week. But for many of them, this is a really special occasion because it’s a special brunch,” she said. “To see them, especially with the little ones and generations coming together, it’s just fun.”