I recently read about The Mothers Month Movement online. (Mothers Month is November!!!) This movement was the brainchild of Ced Funches in preparation for the release of his childrens' book "A World Without Mothers." Ced almost lost his mom to cancer, but she battled back and survived. That experience inspired him to write his book and begin The Mothers Month Movement in an effort to inspire others to tell their moms just how much they love them! What an amazing idea!!!
In honor of Mother's Month, I'd like to say a little about my mom. She was funny, sweet, and EXTREMELY creative! That's where I get my love of crafts from! We could sit together and cross stitch for hours. I have tons of things that she made for me and my family! And those are true treasures now that she is gone. (She passed away of pancreatic cancer 2 months before my first child was born.) And she was always willing to help others. I can remember seeing her pack the vacuum cleaner, broom, and all her cleaning supplies in her car and head over to the house of a sick friend to clean it for them. She did that a lot. I can't even count the number of chicken pot pies she made for people who were sick or had suffered a loss. She had a servant's heart and I know she is rejoicing in heaven with her Savior now!
I thought this post would be a good time to also present another Barefoot Books collection to you guys - The Barefoot Book of Mother and Daughter Tales!
The lovely folks at Barefoot Books sent me this collection for review and I thought it would be the perfect time! This lovely book contains 10 classic tales of mothers and daughters from around the world: Demeter and Persephone (Greek), The Waterfall of White Hair (Chinese), Mother Holle (German), Vasilisa the Beautiful (Russian), Great Mother Earthquake (Iroquois), Snowflake (Slavonic), The Mother's Mirror (Japanese), Katanya (Turkish), The Girl and Her Grandmother (Norwegian), and Naomi and Ruth (Hebrew). I love that the book contains stories from all over the world! Its interesting to see how storytellers from different cultures describe the mother-daughter relationship. And this book also makes a great educational tool because of it. For example, the first story in the book is the Greek myth Demeter and Persephone. This is a great story to ready if your child is studying Greek mythology in school. The book also has 2 CDs - the stories narrated by Juliet Stevenson (Emma, Bend It Like Beckham, Mona Lisa Smile). Her beautiful, British voice adds a lovely, sweet, motherly tone to the narration.
Now, in the spirit of The Mother's Month Movement, I encourage you to post a tribute to your own mom at mothersmonth.com. And, if you like, please leave a little message to or about your mom here in the comments section of this post! Moms deserve to be celebrated!
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