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.