I'm an official co-author of The Gratitude Book Project: Celebrating Moms and Motherhood.
I was so excited to take part in this book, because having a wonderful mother — and now having a beautiful daughter — is so much a part of understanding who I am and connecting with what's important to me.
You won't be surprised that my entry, entitled “My Mother's Gift” (page 193) is about the Power of Connection and the way my mother has always connected with me and my siblings in wonderful ways. It is also about other kinds of connection:
“The thread that connects us [me, my mother, and my daughter] is not just genetic. It is a thread of love and mutual respect as well as our connection to a larger web of wonderful women: sisters, sisters-in-law, daughters-in-law, aunts, and grandmothers.”
Inspiring stories from the book also include:
The Ritual, by Maureen Huntley: Maureen writes in appreciation about “the ritual” that her and her mother would not miss: getting manicures, pedicures and Starbuck’s lattes and then enjoy the sailboats drifting across the lake. Two best friends that adored every last minute together, and not taking a single moment for granted.
A Drop of Love, by Laura Accardo-Williams: Laura expresses her gratitude towards her mother for giving her the capability to love her son so much. Her mother passed on a “life-long legacy of love” to her which makes her want to honor her mother today, and every day, because of her capacity to love. As a mother, her love has blossomed so much that what she felt as a child, was merely a “drop” of what she feels now.
What a beautiful gift
This book is the perfect gift for those women who have been your mother or like a mother to you. And don't forget those younger women whose lives have enriched yours.
It is the ultimate Mother’s Day gift (and special for new or expectant mothers too). Pick up your copy of “my book” today on Amazon (Amazon affiliate link — same price to you, but using this link benefits this blog). Net proceeds from national Amazon sales will go to Women for Women International, an organization that provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies.