I'm so excited about this anthology I was asked to contribute to, and really honored to be included among some writing and blogging greats (read the "extended description" for links and bios). The book is called Stories I've Only Told My Mom and includes all sorts of essays that cover the spectrum from heart-warming to gut-wrenching, confessional to controversial. It's a really amazing collection of work (and I can say that because I'm only one of seventeen authors!). I'm looking forward to Mother's Day when I can reread some of my favorites while curled up with a cup of tea and no one will be allowed to interrupt:) That's all I ever really want for Mother's Day, just a little uninterrupted time to think or read, plus a few snuggles with my babes. And maybe breakfast in bed...
This is the perfect book to share with your mom, or with your best girls (my mom is both!), the girlfriends you call first when you're crying in the middle of the messiest kitchen in the world, or after you've read your daughter's diary, or when your toddler eats dog food while you're taking a shower (is it so wrong to want to take a shower?!). Share these stories with them. Maybe over a cup of tea.
The essay that I wrote is about my biological mother. You may remember from past posts that she died of breast cancer when I was very young. It was a good experience to write this essay for and about her, a bit healing in a way. The essay touches on loss and connection, body image and breastfeeding, and the unbreakable (even by death) bond between mother and daughter. I guess it's my mother's day present to her. I hope you like it.
What about you? What will you do for your mom this weekend? What will you share? Are you anticipating anything special from your kids or hubby? Here's hoping your weekend is full of good things!