This A to Z challenge has challenged me from the beginning, if only because I had a book review scheduled for today and had to make "D" fit into a title that would make sense. But as I thought on it, several came to mind, though I settled on the one you see above.
Motherhood Matters by Connie E. Sokol. This book came at the most opportune time. It is small, barely over 100 pages, with small entries, usually no longer than two or three pages. But with titles like "Love Them When They're Unlovable" and "Mother Moments" and "Sacrifice is Sanctifying", they're references for when the situation calls for it. It's for those days when you have to go hide in your bathroom and breath deep breaths and remember that motherhood is a divine calling that I signed up for, dang it! In those same brief moments of collecting yourself, you can pick this up, flip to the one that applies and remind yourself why Motherhood Matters. With personal stories, quotes from general apostles and prophets, and scriptural references, these readable snippets uplift and illuminate the reasons why this is something I chose to do.
So as you're contemplating gifts for Mother's Day next month, you might want to get a copy for yourself, then send one to all your friends, sisters, and mothers. Because even if they're a grandma empty nester now, they'll still laugh at the memories these stories invoke. You might also conveniently leave it where your husband can see it, with today's applicable essay marked, with a brief note saying, "This was my day today. Do not ask when dinner will be ready."