This is the story of an ordinary woman whose grief - and love - for her only son compelled her to do something extraordinary. When Margaret Davis's beloved son Steven was murdered by his own wife, a Philippino former prostitute, she travelled across continents to track down her son's killers and bring them to justice, and to rescue her grandchildren. Based on Margaret's own diaries, notes and emails, this tells not only the awful but utterly compelling story of her perilous journey, but also of how she has dealt with her crippling grief, and how she has striven to save and protect two small children caught up in the violent crossfire of their parents' failing marriage. It is a tale of two cultures that clashed, with terrible results. And it is a tale of how one mother, faced with her worst nightmare, has fought for justice for her son and some kind of healing for herself and the others left behind after his appalling death.
This beautiful gift book is one that any parent would be thrilled to give to a son. Containing three sections, BOOK OF LOVE FOR MY SON celebrates the love that between a son and a parent. Section one focuses on a parent's memories and the important part they play in shaping the life of a son. Section two contains instructions from parents to sons on how to live a happy and rewarding life. And in section three, parents share dreams for the future for their son.
The love of a mother is like no other. This is a fact based story based on the love of a young teenage mother and the bond between mother and son. As a young teenage mother many believe the woman is set up to fail but it has been proven that is not always the case. With hardwork and determination a young mother can succeed in life with her children by her side!
From the time she was a little girl, Maryam rebelled against the terrible second-class existence that was her destiny as an Afghan woman. She had witnessed the miserable fate of her grandmother and three aunts, and wished she had been born a boy. As a feisty teenager in Kabul, she was outraged when the Russians invaded her country. After she made a public show of defiance, she had to flee the country for her life. A new life of freedom seemed within her grasp,but her father arranged a traditional marriage to a fellow Afghan, who turned out to be a violent man. Beaten, raped and abused, Maryam found joy in the birth of a baby son. But then her brutal husband stole him away far beyond his mother's reach. For many long years she searched for her lost son, while civil war and Taliban oppression raged back home in Afghanistan. Set against a landscape littered with tragic tales of horrific suffering, Jean Sasson, author of Princess, chronicles the story of one resolute but tormented woman determined to achieve freedom and equality with men.
This book of poetry is from my heart. These words came out of a place so deep within me that it sustained my life when I wanted to die too as I watched my son's life slip away. The story of this dying process comes from my perspective. It's the best I can give you. My son, Thomas, had to endure the pain and suffering of cancer and an amputation that could never heal plus the fear and dread of leaving a wife and young child, which is a sorrow I cannot even imagine for such a tender loving man and devoted father. The story poured out of my heart through my fingertips and onto the page as the great river of grief flowed through me. Allowing it, so I later learned, is what awakened in me the ancient force I was longing to reconnect to, but had forgotten how... my soul. I wrote these poems for myself, it was how I survived the grief of my son's death. Now I want to share my son's story, his love, my love, the love that runs through us and is us. May the thread of connectedness be revealed so that in hearing our story, you may take courage when the time comes and really give yourself permission to be present and truly show up!!! In the end the only thing that really matters is love. Through poetry I have woven a web of connectedness, a bridge into the shared heart of a mother and her dying son. The way is lighted for you, but your experience will be your own. you will learn what there is for you to learn. There are no words to describe some things and poetry is such a beautiful way to give these "no words" expression. The deepest experience is awarded those who can read between the lines. I encourage you to read aloud those passages that bring tears to your eyes or a lump in your throat. You do me honor which I pass on to my son. These words came from a place so deep within that it sustained me when I wanted to die in sympathy as I watched the life force slip away from my son's wasting body. Through grief I encountered my soul ... and re-awakened to my soul journey.
Protecting My Child tells the story of Miriam, a young woman who falls in love and later discovers that the man she loves is a stranger with a terrible, destructive secret that threatens not only her life, but the life of their son. For years to come, Miriam will experience an abusive relationship, a bitter divorce, and the turmoil of a court system that fails to do what’s best for herself or her son. Beaten, desperate, and terrified, Miriam takes drastic action… action so drastic that it earns her a place on the FBI’s Most Wanted List. Through epic battles with a corrupt judiciary and personal strife, Miriam will discover a strength she didn’t know she had, and find connection with a God she never before believed in. Through her remarkable story we see the lengths of a mother’s love and the triumph of the human spirit over adversity.
Critically acclaimed playwright Roger Rueff has penned a poetically rich volume of life-affirming insights into how things work in the world. Fifty Things I Want My Son To Know offers a wealth of understanding and love that's ideal for passing down from father to son. The sentiment in this book is straight from the heart and will resonate with all who read it. "Thing Three: That each meeting is an exchange." "Thing Eight: That not everything is a lesson." "Thing Sixteen: That he need not fear what he wants." Each gem of wisdom comes with a beautifully described elucidation that makes readers ponder and reflect. Fifty Things is the perfect gift for any teenage or adult son as he ventures on his own life journey.
"A sweet and sentimental journey from birth through childhood from a mother to her son. The tale is woven through vibrant images that capture the ages and stages during the process of raising a child. A lovely, heartfelt read." Cate Melcher, Director of the Children's Museum of Skagit County and mother to Maddy. "A heartfelt story of timeless love and the precious memories a mother cherishes as her child grows." Angie Guffie, 1st grade teacher and mother to Carson and Amelia. Kelli & Kelly Books for Kids is a dream come true for these long time friends with the same name. Started with the idea that they would provide a legacy for their children, these two women have found a niche in the busy industry of children's book publishing. The book is geared towards new mom's, and mom's that have already seen their child grow up. This book is for mom's that want to share that their love for their child never dies. This is a wonderful gift to give to your son at any age and it is especially sweet to share with your young boy so that he can see the boy growing up and that the mother son bond is forever and ever strong. The book offers a dedication to your son and makes for a wonderful gift at a baby shower or for a mom looking to find the words sometimes. It is a heartfelt and inspiring story that every mom can easily relate to.
The Love Book is an exciting and inspirational non-fiction writing dealing with the challenges and rewards of love, family & relationships. With answers, solutions and formulas, singles and couples can benefit from proven techniques. Filled with quotes that will inspire you, poems that will refresh your spirit and stories that will delight your soul, heres a book you will not want to lay down. The Love Book is for the couple, the single, the gay, the lesbian, the abused, the depressed, the single parent and the divorced. Whether you are happily married, single and satisfied or divorced and dating, this book is for you! This book is one of the greatest investments you can make in your life. Readers review: Enticing, thought provoking, And not gender bias. Mary Chicago A refreshingly honest book, I wish I had it before my divorce. Sharon Washington It made me laugh, it made me cry, It made me think, something most Books I read do not do. Kim Florida
A short collection of stories and thoughts that will touch your heart. Losing a child is NOT in the natural order of life and everything changes. This collection will help you through the process. It will make you cry. It will make you think. And, it may help you remember what a gift the time you had together was. Love never dies.
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.
At once spiritual and practical, Letters to My Son has been beloved by readers from all walks of life, including single mothers seeking guidance in raising a son, fathers looking to share a voice of clarity about life’s most important issues, and young men wanting an intelligent, sensitive, and streetwise companion on the journey toward a worthy manhood. In this twentieth anniversary edition, Kent Nerburn adds to his classic reflections on love, marriage, travel, money and wealth, tragedy and suffering, spirituality, sex, and the true meaning of strength, with new chapters on sexual identity and the difficulty of moving on (from relationships, homes, and stages of life). Unique in its profound simplicity and timeless insight, Letters to My Son is a book to savor and a gift to give to anyone looking for clear and gentle guidance on the big issues in life.
Wen susan first penned her hopes and dreams for her two sons, parents and sons everywhere responded with recognition and delight. In this new edition, she supplements the insight of her earlier work with new poems she wrote while watching her sons grow into young men. Stephen Schutz's tender illustrations are the perfect complement to Susan's eloquent verse; together they capture the wonder of parenthood and the joys of having a son.
Barbara speaking to God's children: He hung there: he hung there for you and Me. He hung there, my brothers and sisters, on the foretold Tree. He expressed a Divine unselfish love for the whole world to See. He hung there, my brothers and sisters, for you and Me.
Over thirty complete positive affirmations, photos, and Bible verses that a son will never forget! Mind blowing father and son imagery that will transform the entire human race. All around the world, our communities are being rid of the strong presence of an all-true father. No matter the state of the individual household, My Son provides life-changing words of wisdom that will enable young men to grow to be fathers of the community and elders of the village.
A complete corpus of all the messages of the apparitions of Medjugorje, from the beginning to the present day. Book size is A5, with a compact type-font for ease of portability.
The new Devotion to the Divine Heart of God the Father Encompassing All Hearts contains the consecration (Seal) prayer to the Father for our end times. Vital details about the Seal of the Father, as in the Book of Revelation in Sacred Scripture, are explained and the desires of the Father's Divine Heart are set forth. The formal prayer format for cenacles of worship to God the Father, that He has requested be held by all individuals, families, communities and societies is provided. The Father has requested these cenacles of prayer, so that the world can return to live in His Divine Will and the era of peace can ensue on earth. Details of the icon that the Father has instructed be made in His honor and enshrined are given. Selected revelations from God the Father, Jesus Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Michael during 2010-2011, that are the basis for this new devotion, are included.