This is a busy season for my husband and me. Family, teaching, public speaking, radio interviews, and writing obligations have most everyday filled to the brim.
Because I’m faced with the challenges of fitting everything into a tight schedule, I’m reaching out to writers and public speakers to help me out by writing on my blog.
I stumbled upon the idea for this month’s topic at Marian Beaman’s blog, http://plainandfancygirl.com/. I borrowed it and changed it a bit.
In Honor of Mother’s Day which falls on May 11th, share a lesson with us that you learned from your mom.
Include information about yourself, if you’d like. Did you write a book? Are you a public speaker or a blog writer? You may include the addresses to your social media pages.
There’s no charge for the free advertising. Really.
And if you have a compelling life message, one that helps others, you might be invited to be a guest writer.
I’ll get this started with a short reflection from my life with my eccentric mother.
Shortly after the death of the love of my mother’s life, Luke, my sister and I met her for lunch, and wouldn’t you know it!–the song that was “their song” began playing over the sound system.
Mother’s eyes filled with tears. She reached into her purse, pulled out her dark Van Rays, slipped them on, and tilted her nose smugly. “This is what sunglasses are for. Always wear them when you cry in public.” She said with her voice full of dignity.
This was more than a decade ago. Since then I’ve had a few opportunities to pull out my dark glasses and slip them on in public, times when my heart was touched and the tears began to flow. This is what sunglasses are for, after all.
A Few Rules:
- Share your mom story in the reply box on this page.
- Remember that the attention span of the average blog reader is limited–we’re such busy people–aim for 250 words or less.
- Keep it clean.
- Keep it respectful.
- If you’d like, include the addresses for any or all of these: your social media page(s), blog sites, websites.
- If you’re an author and your book or article helps others, include the title, link to it, and why you wrote it for some free advertising. And you never know who might read this page–you just might get discovered!
- If your mom story is clean and respectful, I’ll share your writing with the world.
- Troubleshooting: If you can’t find the black reply box, scroll up to the top and look to the right. Under the “Search” box, you’ll find “Recent Topics,” click on the title of this article. This takes you to the article with a comment box.