What can be said about Moms that hasn’t been said before? Not much.
Their skills, styles, personalities are as varied as the number of books in this library. Some are filled with lots of laughter and humor. Some are sad with lots of hardships. Some are exciting with adventure each step or page of the way. Still others are filled with facts or matter of facts.
If you are lucky, you’ve had a mixture of a little bit of everything, but those novels and moms are rare. Not many get to be labeled a classic. (Judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.) And, you can’t judge the book or the mom by its cover. Many turn out to be some of best, despite their outer layer.
No one should every say that motherhood is an “easy read” either. But if you knew how hard something was going to be, you’d never start it, and if you never started it, you wouldn’t know how wonderful, gratifying, thought provoking it can be.
Sometimes it takes after the book finished or mother is gone before you realize how much you learned from them. Don’t you remember learning these from your mom?
Never give up. (The Little Engine that Could)
Treasure friendships. (Winnie the Pooh)
Help others. (Charlotte’s Web)
Every story has two sides. (The True Story of Three Little Pigs)
Don’t judge. (Pride and Prejudice)
Don’t try to change others. (To Kill a Mockingbird)
Being smart is not something to be ashamed of. (Harry Potter)
Family is always the most important. (Hunger Games)
Define yourself. (Anne of Green Gables)
Words are valuable and insanely powerful. (The Book Thief)
Happy Mother’s Day……Reading!