I am thrilled to announce that I have an essay in the collection called: Wisdom Has a Voice: Every Daughters Memory of Mother. It is out now and on Kindle. As you may have read my previous articles, being motherless has been my cathartic vice to write.
This compelling collection of twenty-five memoirs, about mothers written by their daughters, reveals a profound legacy between them. The stories run the gamut of mother-daughter relationships, from tender-hearted to difficult, and from deep rapport to discord. Yet each story tells an authentic truth, extracts an understanding, and finds wisdom. There are common threads of wisdom in this tapestry of international tales. We discover them in the context of extraordinary memoirs written with care and skill, each writer bringing insight into her experiences with mother, or a mother figure. Enjoy these true tales-they are women’s stories about mothers we’ve been waiting for. For more information, visit http://www.wisdomhasavoice.com where readers may also submit their own stories for possible publication in future editions.
The book features my story called: Motherless Moments.
“It has been 26 years since my mom died and I still miss her, including the holidays. I still remember her sitting in the black vinyl chair, cane at her side, smiling at us enjoying the Christmas presents. Each day is hard, and easy, all at once. Once I gave myself permission to embrace the grief that my children did not have their grandma, I felt lighter. By letting go, I began to tell my daughters stories of when I was a kid. Showing them pictures reminds me of the happy times. I do things that remind me of her, like watching her favorite Christmas movie and enjoy her special coffee. She will always be a part of my heart and soul.”
Even if my story is not familiar there are many great stories from women around the world sharing their own lessons from their mother.
Hope you enjoy it as much as we loved sharing.
E-book version available September 1, 2011