This precious and felt book The Mother Letters published by Revell was born for an intuition and a decision of these two writers, Seth and Amber Haines.
Seth Haines and his wife Amber had had in just three years three children and Amber stayed at home all the time for taking care of their three babies. Just of course, it wasn't simple at all and not everyday a joke or a sunny postcard of perfection, you know. Three babies can give a lot of work and stress.
So Seth Haines for Christmas 2008 decided and thought that maybe his wife needed some encouraging words from other moms much more than material gifts.
Wouldn't have been great to receive a bunch of letters from other Moms about their experience in the Motherhood and the meaning of it?
At first they were friends with similar experiences, later Amber's favorite bloggers, and thanks to some Seth's friends, letters arrived from all the country.Various contributors can be found at the end of the book.
Inspiration, hope, sacrifice, enthusiasm, love, sufferance, understanding.
Being a mom means not only a choice, but something irreversible. A complete dedication to another human being for the rest of the life.
The couple decided to publish the letters received recently for creating an inspirational and encouraging book for newly moms but also for the most navigating ones because the work of a mom is never ending.
These letters are impressive for their profundity and their love and beauty of their words. Most of them touching.
These ladies are God Believer so also when life is tragic or difficult able to cope with all of it finding joy, support, help and strength thanks to God and Jesus.
Letters the most diversified ones. There is who thinks that (true) children grow up fast and so why not remembering that first years?
Another mom thinks that living this role doesn't mean at all to be perfect. No: all the opposite. It means to choose everyday what it is good for the children.
Maybe a mom can be judged for her own decisions but something else is truly real: that child has just that mom in the entire world and he/she is growing up thanks to her. And this is the only fact that counts.
There are letters of moms reporting experiences with special children, other ones with children with some terrible illnesses and not anymore on Earth but all these letters are precious and absolutely stunning for the powerful and positive message that they spread: a message of love, understanding, encouragement a message that passes through the experience of being a mom to the one of growing up other lives also in sufferance thinking that this one was what God wanted for us.
Some of these moms didn't imagine the force that being a mother would have meant. Other ones remembered their expectations as girls, traveling, having some fun before to settle down. Life changed forever for them with the arrival of a baby. Without regrets.
Being a mom is the greatest blessing add another lady.
There is the experience of step-mom, women who didn't biologically create children but found children of her partner and grew up them as if they would have been their children.
Enjoy this book.
It's wonderfully written, it warms the heart thanks to these beautiful letters written by enchanting souls! remembering always that the role and complexity of being a mom is terribly enchanting.
I read this book thanks to Netgalley.com
Anna Maria Polidori