What a lovely little read! Being a mother can be tough and challenging, right? It takes all our creative resources and most of our energy. <big sigh> This book acknowledges that and provides the encouragement and reminders of how worthwhile motherhood is.
I especially enjoyed the reminders that each of us mother differently. And that is okay. We can be ourselves and laugh at our mistakes. Love is the most important ingredient in the recipe of being a great mother. Sometimes I think I forget that. It's so easy to get caught up in the "stuff", which my kids will probably not even remember. But, they will remember the love. That is the constant I can provide.
"Some mothers sew their children’s costumes—some buy
them online with shopper savvy discounts. What matters is that
we love and nurture and raise our children in the best ways they
need it. That we deeply and fully love our children, apologize for
mistakes, and do better tomorrow."
I especially liked this quote~
You are the trip I did not take;
You are the pearls I cannot buy;
You are my blue Italian lake;
You are my piece of foreign sky.
This book was a sweet reminder of the wonderful blessings of motherhood. A book that can be read in bits and pieces as you have time or all at once if you have a little more time. It leaves you feeling like you aren't alone in this big world and the work we do as mothers does indeed matter. A whole lot.
This book was written with the LDS woman in mind. It is based on the doctrines of the LDS faith.