May 13, 2019
One of my favorite children’s books is a book called, “All the Mamas,” by Carol Gandee Shough. It was published in 1998 when my own daughter was a toddler. I used to read it to her all the time and to this day, my daughter cherishes that book. In this book, Carol Shough, tells the story of her mama to her daughter, and then her mama’s mama, and so on, all the way back throughout her ancestral linage. It serves both as a simple history book but more to remind us that we are here because of all the mothers from across time. We are not here simply because of our own mother, but because of all the mothers that came before her, as well. I searched for this book today to link it in the show notes, but it seems to be out of publication. You can get used versions via Amazon, but it is probably a rare find these days. That is too bad, because it is a beautiful story and a wonderful way to honor our mothers – all our mothers.
As one high achieving women among so many, I thought Mother’s Day would be an excellent day to take a moment to celebrate all the women who came before us, to honor the lineage of strong, intelligent, persistent women who have cleared the path that allows us to be who we are today.
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