Years ago, I was given a book for Mother’s Day. To me, it looked like one of those ‘gift books’ that was super corny and I would never really read. So, there it sat, on my shelf, for years. Then one day, a few months ago, I was having one of those moments where I felt completely overwhelmed with motherhood. One of those days where I wanted Calgon to ‘take me away’…or maybe even summon The Goblin King (you’ve seen The Labyrinth, right??) But, seeing as how The Goblin King and Calgon were unavailable, I found myself in my office, scrolling through the books on my shelf, looking for something…anything…that would be comforting.
And, yes. There was that corny ‘gift book,’ just waiting for me. It’s called, I Am A Mother by Jane Clayson. Do you remember Jane? She was a host on Good Morning America, The Early Show, 48 Hours, CBS Evening News…the list goes on. Anyway, I snagged the book off the shelf, and started reading. It took me about one minute to realize that I had literally judged this book by it’s cover. I LOVED it! It was empowering, thought provoking, and comforting…just when I needed it.
Today, in honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite quotes from the book, that really stood out to me: