My mother and father on their wedding day in 1939. The photo is old, but this was a day of beginnings for my mother. A couple of years later she became a mom when my older sister was born. I came along the last of three daughters. She was the very best mother I could have had. A lot of people think that about their mothers, and that’s good. But for me, my mom is best. Dad’s been gone for over twenty years now and Mom at 91 is having some health struggles. Her memory is giving out on her and she doesn’t get up and down easily. Things are hard, but she still tries to hang in there and live the best she can.
I wrote about her as “My Mother, My Friend, My Character” in a guest blog for Bookreporter.com http://blog.bookreporter.com/blog/2011/05/ann-h-gabhart-my-mother-my-friend-my-character. She and her stories were so instrumental in getting a true historical background for Angel Sister.
My mother got married the day after she graduated from high school. She was 19. In a few years our country was plunged into war. Dad didn’t get called up because he was a farmer, but two of mom’s sisters’ husbands went into the service. Both came home but many men did not. Tom Brokaw wrote a book titled The Greatest Generation. I read his book and I think he got the title right. But that’s another post for another day. This is a day to honor mothers. I have a beautiful mother who loved me. I don’t think I could ask for any more. Not only that, but I love being a mother. Each of my children were and are still a blessing to me. And now their families are added on blessings.
I talked about being a mom and my mom too in a newsletter I sent out yesterday. I have been trying to get going on a new newsletter for a while, but that deadline kept glaring at me. It still is, but I decided to take time to tell all my reading friends Happy Mother’s Day and to give than a chance to read about my new book, The Blessed coming out in a few weeks, and about the celebration giveaway I’m going to have. I’m giving away 5 copies of The Blessed, one of Angel Sister along with an angel statue, and two books that will be the winner’s choice of my titles. All you have to do to enter is send me an e-mail from Facebook or my website or leave a comment with a way I can contact you in case you win. You get extra chances to win if you let me know you’ve never won anything from my website and if you tell me about a blessing you got from reading something. I’ll do the drawing in June. Also if you’d like to get my occasional newsletter, just let me know and I’ll add your name to my newsletter list. You can be assured that I never give out your e-mail addresses to anyone. The giveaway is available only to residents of the U.S. and Canada. There are legal restrictions on these giveaways for other countries.
Thanks for reading. Tell me something about your mother.