Monday, November 12, 2012

For Every Mother

One of the best books I've read about motherhood. I went to high school with her son, and I think he was a lucky guy--wish I'd gotten to know his whole family. I like how she's pithy and brief with her reflections. Here are some parts I loved (in my own words):

She says that we can't take blame or credit for how our kids turn out. We take the blame or credit for how WE turn out through our experiences as a mother.

She says she writes because life is short and she wants to savor certain moments. Writing gives her a chance to live a moment, ponder the experience again while writing about it, and then relive it by reading what she's written. She makes me want to write more in the journal I keep for my kids.

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