I think it’s good when a person knows her strengths and weaknesses. And what I know, is that I am not the best gift-giver. Because of that, I am a late gift-giver. I am paralyzed by the thought of picking out just the right gift for my family and friends. I know good gift-givers. I know people who begin their Christmas shopping in July. Growing up, my pastor’s wife—bless her heart—had a closet full of gifts, just in case. She was always prepared with exactly the right gift in every situation. Fast forward to today, where you find me apologizing to our parishioners, for setting such a bad example as their pastor’s wife.
This is why I am so grateful for Laura Brown’s book, Everything That Makes You Mom. If you are a mom, or you have a mom, or you know a mom, this book is for you. And for her. The other day, Laura and I sat down together, via Google+ Hangouts, and we talked about this book, and about Laura’s mom, and about the process of writing. Take a few minutes to watch, and then click through the links below to learn more about Laura, and to find out where you can get a copy of her book, just in time for Mother’s Day.
Perfect, right? Here’s where you can grab a copy of the book for yourself, and for the moms in your life:
Do you have a special memory of your mom, or of being a mom, or a woman who has been like a mom to you? Would you please share in the comments?
On a different note, I want you to know I’ve been thinking about those girls, kidnapped from their school in Nigeria, and I’ve been wondering how I can help raise awareness, especially with Mother’s Day right around the corner. My plan is not a big thing, but it’s something, and I feel the need to do something. I hope you’ll check back later this week, for all the details, and to see how you can participate.