Why I wrote this book - "Enchanted Whispers: Wit & Wisdom from the Mouths of Babes (and Momma too)
This is not a book I intended to write. It’s one I had to write. After my mother’s death, suddenly I was 'Motherless' and yet 'Momma' to two young daughters – then aged 1 and 3 ½. Now what?
Journalizing enabled me to capture my doubts and assurances - and everything in between.........
Writing, for me, meant more than just telling or retelling stories. I was painting a picture! I was charting a course. I was reflecting, mourning, and healing. I was learning. I was teaching. I was growing. I was now at the helm of the ship….
YIKES!! I AM THE MOTHER!
After some five years of writing, editing - and living life as a mother and wife and entrepreneur - Enchanted Whispers is my tribute to both parenthood and childhood.
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Dedication, from Enchanted Whispers:
This book started as a collection of approximately a million ‘post it’ notes highlighting my daughters’ accomplishments. They were meant to be inscribed in their childhood journals but never quite made it there in the order in which they occurred.
Here’s to you, girls. A unique version of your childhood journals. Some of the amusingly inspiring things you’ve done and said through ‘our formative’ years.
Unlike my mother, who became a mother at the age of twenty, I became a mother at the age of 35. It was on the day of my first baby’s birth I realized Motherhood is an eternal gift. For now I have my own children to love and guide…. Yet with each hug I receive and lesson I teach, I too, acquire a world of knowledge.
My mother died nearly five years ago and in a strange way her death encouraged me to make this book a reality. Her presence in my life, and thus in my daughters’ lives, is everlasting.
Here it is, Mom. The proof is in the print.
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