This is the tragic and uplifting story of one Irish mother and her son. Born into poverty and detained at the age of two for begging in the streets, Bridget Rodgers to spent the next 30 years of her life locked away in one institution or another. After being raped and falling pregnant, she was sent to a home for unmarried mothers.
Darf man es bereuen, Mutter zu sein? Ein Tabubruch "Regretting Motherhood" thematisiert, was bisher kaum ausgesprochen wird: Dass viele Frauen in der Mutterschaft nicht die "vorgeschriebene" Erfüllung finden. Dass sie ihre Kinder lieben und trotzdem nicht Mutter sein wollen. Ih ihrem bahnbrechenden Buch analysiert die engagierte Soziologin Orna Donath die Dimension des Tabus und lässt Mütter selbst von ihren Erfahrungen berichten.
For beloved superstar Marie Osmond, one gift that her mother gave her stands above the rest: the gift to trust and follow her heart. Even when her path seemed bleak, it was this unwavering faith that allowed her to follow her dreams, both professional and personal, and survive the hardest times in her life. Like so many women out there, Marie has struggled through years of being a single parent and a working parent, while juggling the need to be there for her children and still be there for her other “family,” the multitude of fans and followers who look up to her. Through it all, Marie has turned to the person who helped her through every stage of her life and her career: her mother. Drawing on the wisdom that Olive Osmond imparted over the years, Marie weaves a rich, touching, and honest memoir about her life offstage and off-camera, where she took on her most important role: motherhood. Through her personal delights, dreams, downturns, and devastating tragedy, Marie offers insights on creating a strong family, raising happy and independent children and, especially, moving forward when it seems impossible to do so.
A collection of poems celebrates the tender and selfless love of a mother for her child
Here's a line of deluxe mini giftbooks that defy comparison. These little gems are the perfect gift for that extra special occasion. Elegantly bound in suede-like fabric, and containing prose and poetry from the likes of Shakespeare, D.H. Lawrence, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, each title has been carefully researched. Every fine art painting has been precisely matched to a suitable quotation, thus giving each spread a cohesive and pleasant feel.
A tent was set up and a triangular table was placed in the middle of the tent. There were one hen and one cock on the table with a big bowl of rice and the smell of burning incense. The bride and the groom in traditional wear stood opposite each other, but the table was placed between them. The usher of the ceremony told the bride to bow to the groom, and in return the groom had to bow in courtesy to the bride. The rite of bowing one after the other would be the peak of the ceremony, and then the reception would be held. Mother and Father became husband and wife right after the wedding ceremony. Then their future was up to them.
A mother’s job is never done, but in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom, she gets the praise she deserves! Children of all ages share their words of thanks in these 101 stories of love, learning, and gratitude to the woman they couldn’t have done without! This new collection is filled with heartwarming and entertaining anecdotes by grateful children, all in praise of the woman who encourages them, supports them, and most importantly, loves them. These stories will brighten any mother’s day, and show her that the kids were paying attention after all.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Tribute to Moms will help you show your thankfulness to the many moms in your life, be it your mother, stepmom, mother-in-law, or even your best girlfriend who is a mother. It's your chance to tell them how much they mean to you and how much you care.
Next to God's love, a mother's love for her child is perhaps the strongest, most beautiful love on Earth. To celebrate that love and to honor all mothers, beloved pastor and bestselling author T. D. Jakes shares stories about his and other mothers, setting the stage for ideas and advice for the women who raise our children. A mother's lessons are the building blocks of character. She births potential and molds greatness. She nurtures and instructs children who grow up to make life-changing and history-making accomplishments. Offering praise, inspiration, and instruction, Mama Made the Difference is a must-have, not only for mothers but for anyone who has ever felt the power of a mother's love. Book jacket.
Elva Aggiano was murdered in 1997 by her husband Bruno. Of the four Aggiano children, three vowed never to speak to their father again. Remarkably, their daughter Natalia renewed her relationship with Bruno and became his friend and companion until his death in 2066. This is her astonishing story.Kind and loyal, Elva was a bright young woman from a typical English seaside town who was swept off her feet by an older , handsome Italian bodybuilder. It was all she had ever wanted; the promise of life as a loving mother and devoted wife. But a dark secret from her past left vulnerable to Bruno's brooding, possessive nature, and behind closed doors, Elva's family idyll turned into a reign of terror of both mental and physical abuse for her and her children.Their daughter Natalia speaks for the first time about how the family suffered, about her escape onto the streets aged 17 and her traumatic struggle to survive alone. Natalia finally persuaded Elva to run away along with her youngest son and for the first time, Elva found the happiness and confidence that had always eluded her. But it was not to last. Giving way to Bruno's request to see his young son, Elva returned to the marital home, where Bruno mercilessly stabbed her to death.Against all odds, Natalia found the courage to stand by her father even after he'd ripped the family apart. During often harrowing visits to Rampton high-security psychiatric hospital, she learned to love Bruno for the first time. Her fascinating journey led Natalia to honour her mother's memory, finding a way to live forgiveness and unconditional love.'Amazing' - Peter Andre'An extraordinary young woman and so selfless' - Carol Vorderman
Rain, sleet, or shine, it cannot be denied, Bella Bee loves her mother! A mothers unconditional love is the foundation of life. Bella Bee watches her moms every move. From the way her mother sets the tone of the day, strengthens the family, interacts within the community, and turns lemons into lemonade, Bella Bee follows her mothers example and extends love to everyone she meets! I Love My Mother Because , a rhyming picture book for children, uplifts the family unit, telling a story that shows a mothers love and care is irreplaceable. Through words and illustrations, it communicates that home is where the heart is, and it shares the importance of children knowing, understanding, and experiencing unconditional love at home. This colorful Bella Bee story stretches a childs imagination, warms the heart, and fills the room with love. Follow Bella Bee on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @Bellabeebooks!
Much of this occult mystery, based on actual events, is set in the former Republic of Zaire, shortly before President Mobutu Sese Seko was deposed, resulting in a massive civil uprising that would claim the lives of more than three million people. The story centers on the spiritual awakening of a narrator whose gender is concealed for thematic purposes, and whose life is altered irrevocably following several brushes with death in a suffocating African republic on the verge of civil war. Respect for the deaD opens with the narrator¡¦s history oa dismal childhood but a love of language arts and metaphysics, and two years in the South Pacific obriefly set forth as an explanation for what follows: a grueling, life-changing sojourn in Zaire, one of the world¡¦s most dangerous dictatorships, rife with horrifying pests, poisonous snakes, footloose baboons, machine gun-toting gensdarmes, and every disease imaginable. Can something be said for a dictator¡¦s strength othe strength to keep a volatile, culturally diverse country out of war and free from terrorist infiltrators? The resulting instability and destruction in the former Republic of Zaire, shorn of its president, may be a terrifying model for what is happening in Iraq. Curiously, the narrator¡¦s sexual orientation is disguised to underscore its insignificance in the light of more important matters: What lies beneath the flesh? What happens to us after we die? Do we reincarnate? Will we have a world left to reincarnate in? Or will we destroy it? Relevant research and appalling commentary are included by pioneers in music, literature, psychiatry, psychic phenomena, and spiritual doctrine, such as Edgar Cayce, Sigmund Freud, Gina Cerminara, David Sheinkin, Brian Weiss, Shirley MacLaine, Jimi Hendrix, and Sylvia Plath. The author hints that a new promised land ofree from terror, violence, and discrimination omay yet exist in northern Maine and eastern Canada.
Powerful, disturbing, stirring, Jamaica Kincaid's novel is the deeply charged story of a woman's life on the island of Dominica. Xuela Claudette Richardson, daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African father, loses her mother to death the moment she is born and must find her way on her own. Kincaid takes us from Xuela's childhood in a home where she could hear the song of the sea to the tin-roofed room where she lives as a schoolgirl in the house of Jack Labatte, who becomes her first lover. Xuela develops a passion for the stevedore Roland, who steals bolts of Irish linen for her from the ships he unloads, but she eventually marries an English doctor, Philip Bailey. Xuela's is an intensely physical world, redolent of overripe fruit, gentian violet, sulfur, and rain on the road, and it seethes with her sorrow, her deep sympathy for those who share her history, her fear of her father, her desperate loneliness. But underlying all is "the black room of the world" that is Xuela's barrenness and motherlessness. The Autobiography of My Mother is a story of love, fear, loss, and the forging of a character, an account of one woman's inexorable evolution evoked in startling and magical poetry.
Philomena Lee ist selbst noch fast ein Kind, als sie hochschwanger im Kloster Zuflucht sucht. Doch statt Barmherzigkeit erwartet sie dort ein unerbittliches System: Im Irland der 50er-Jahre verkaufen die Nonnen jedes uneheliche Kind, das in ihrem Konvent geboren wird, mit neuer Identität in die USA. Wie viele andere Mütter verliert auch Philomena ihren Sohn, aus Anthony Lee wird mit drei Jahren Michael Hess. Mutter und Sohn können einander nicht vergessen, doch erst 50 Jahre später erfährt Philomena, was aus ihrem Sohn geworden ist.
When Nancy Friday began her research for My Mother/My Self in the early 1970’s no work existed that explored the unique interaction between mother and daughter. Today psychotherapists throughout the world acknowledge that if women are to be able to love without possessing, to find work that fulfills them, and to discover their full sexuality, they must first acknowledge their identity as separate from their mother’s. Nancy Friday’s book played a major role in that acceptance. The greatest gift a good mother can give remains unquestioning love planted deep in the first year of life, so deep and anassailable that the tiny child grown to womanhood is never held back by the fear of losing that love, no matter what her own choice in love, sexuality, or work may be. Through candid self-disclosure and hundreds of interviews, Friday investigates a generational legacy and reveals the conflicting feelings of anger, hate, and love the daughter’s hold for their mothers–and why they so often “become” that mother themselves. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author. An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.
Sophie describes her relationships with a series of boys as she searches for Mr. Right.
For any woman who would complete this title with "she drives me crazy!" this book is a goldmine of guidance from nationally recognized author, speaker, and family life expert Dr. Linda Mintle. Many grown daughters struggle to find balance and perspective with their mothers, and they don't realize that this emotionally charged relationship greatly impacts the health of all others in their lives. With expertise, great examples, and biblical insight, Dr. Mintle reveals how women can reinvent their connection with their mothers by practicing the spiritual acts of prayer, empathy, and forgiveness making new connections to break old patterns letting go of guilt and shame and finding peace applying anger management techniques discovering ways to honor their mothers and themselves This resource offers practical and spiritually powerful ways for women to find wholeness as they seek healing and renewal in their relationships with their mothers.
The time was December 7, 1941. The wife and young son of the U.S.S. Arizona's chaplain, Captain Thomas L. Kirkpatrick, were listening to the radio that Sunday afternoon, when suddenly they heard: We interrupt this program to bring you a special news bulletin. The Japanese have attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by air, President Roosevelt has just announced. The attack also was made on all Naval and Military activities on the principal island, Oahu. The following day, the President made his historic speech to Congress, using language that would galvanize a shocked nation and propel America into war. The same day, the telegram arrived that ended a two-decade-long story about a love that endured numerous lengthy separations while the chaplain was deployed either at sea or at a remote duty station. How this military couple endured these stresses yet kept their marriage alive and vibrant, forms the core of this heartwarming and inspiring story, embedded in the sweep of world-changing historical events.