When I wrote In My Mother’s Words, I wanted to share Mother’s wisdom with Stacy and Holly. As this journey has progressed, I’ve learned more about her impact on so many people as she lived her life of faith. Our family’s faith stories in the book are also resonating with others as they read and remember what He has done in their own lives.
Today as I checked my author page, I was blessed to read this newest book review as it appears on Amazon. I’m sharing it with you and hope you will read and enjoy In My Mother’s Words.
This is a beautiful book! It tells the author’s story from a blog she started that grew into this book, which came from the author’s mother’s prayer journals left to her daughter. It is an easy read, because once you start it, you do not want to put it down. It is filled with so many “pearls of wisdom”; I would have loved to have known Mary’s mother. She really lived and breathed her faith, and left such a presence and an example of Christian living behind to so many.
One of my favorite stories in the book, because of the perspective Mary puts on it, is when Christa McAuliffe was aboard the space shuttle in 1986. Mary was watching in the teacher’s lounge, just as I remember so vividly where I was watching. She talked about how she and the school librarian were crying. She goes on to describe how the country was stunned, “her family and friends devastated, but twenty-five years later her memory is alive in her hometown” as well as the other crew members.
She goes on, “Though most of us will not reach our full potential, Christa came closer than most. My journal entry reminded me that life is too short to waste a minute.” I hope you won’t miss this beautiful tribute, and great bedside book!