Thursday, November 3, 2016

Mom, Mama, Mommy, Ma... what did you call yours?

My story appears in this book, available now. https://www.amazon.com/Celebration-Mothers-Reflections-Celebrating-Motherhood/dp/1539420140/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1478211333&sr=1-10&keywords=In+Celebration+of+Mothers



A mother listening to her child's heartbeat. A mother soothed as she holds her son's hand. A daughter grateful for the pearls of wisdom from her mother, gracing her neck in an invisible strand long after her mother's life on earth. Memories of special Easter dresses. A mother's purse full of delightful objects. A mother dancing around the kitchen as she shares music with her son while they mop. Shopping trips with mother's that are more than mere chores. The stories here celebrate mothers and the glorious world of motherhood, in all its variations. Mothers celebrating their own children, and children paying tribute to their mothers. 

In this book,  In Celebration of Mothers, women share stories of gratitude. The contributors write of their thankfulness for their mothers, for what they've learned through the years, for the acts of kindness and sacrifice their mothers exhibited. If the mother had too short of a life, as in Redwood Park, or if she lived a long, full life to over 100 years old, as in One Hundred and Going Strong or My Mom, My Angel, a common trait is shared; a deep, abiding love for mothers and the state of motherhood.

This would make a great holiday gift, or think ahead to Mother's Day.

10 comments:

Donna Volkenannt said...

Congratulations, Linda! What a wonderful idea for an anthology.

When I was young it was Mommy, but as I got older I called her Mom, but never Mother.

Sioux said...

Linda--Congrats on yet another publishing credit. You and James Brown... You're two of the hardest-working folks I know (not that I know James Brown, of course ;)

Val said...

Congratulations! Like Donna, I used Mommy/Mom, and felt sorry for my cousins, who could only call their mom "Mother."

Susan said...

Sounds wonderful, Linda. So happy your story is in it, too! Susan

Southhamsdarling said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a lovely little anthology. Over here in England, we call our mums, mummy when we're small and that changes to mum when we get a little older. I would never use the word Mother - it's much too cold for such a special, loving person in our lives ❤️

Connie said...

This sounds great! Congratulations on being a part of it. I called mine, Mom. I miss her every day.

Susan Sundwall said...

Linda, it's an honor to be in this book with you! I'm pretty much just Mom to my kids. =0)

Bookie said...

Good for you!!! Looks like a great book and yes, good gift idea!

Stephanie Faris said...

Congratulations!!! Yes, there is nothing on Earth like a mother's love. And only once we get older do we appreciate what they did for us.

Karen Lange said...

Congratulations, Linda! Will have to check this one out.