Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Pray for Rita

I am searching for heartfelt and inspirational stories about mother-daughter relationships, stories that share wisdom and teach important moral and life lessons, stories from which daughters and moms might derive hope and guidance after reading them.

What did you learn from this unique parent-child relationship, how it has changed over the years, how you two dealt with conflict, etc? The stories can be about good or bad times, as long as the result is something others can learn from. There are no format or length requirements.
For more information about submitting your story, please visit my website, www.gregoryelang.com, and click the red corner on the home page, just beneath the “Projects” tab.

I’m also collecting photos of moms and daughters to display on this blog. If you’d like to submit one, please email it to greg.lang@mindspring.com.

If this is your first visit to my blog, please read the Frequently Asked Questions posted on March 20, 2008.

Now on to today’s post:

A new FAQ – “How did you find me?”
I use Google tools to search blogs for key words and phrases and then scan the posts that came back. I send invitations to anyone who has written something in a recent post that leads me to think she may be interested in this project.

Daddy’s Little Girl is now within the 6 week timeframe for its release date! I bite my nails as I wait for confirmation from the girls they like how I’ve written about them.

Today’s photo is of Cindy and her daughters. I met Cindy in an unusual way; I chased her through a Kroger store. One day Meagan and I pulled up to Kroger to buy a few things for the weekend when we saw a woman escorting a child dressed like Dorothy of The Wizard of Oz into the store. Meagan looked at me and said they would make good models for “Why a Daughter Needs a Mom,” so we set out in search of them. Imagine what it was like for a strange man to hand you a card over by the BBQ chicken warmer and ask you “Can I take your photo?” That was five years ago and Cindy and others in her family have posed for me in four other books. Rita, her oldest daughter, is shipping to Iraq in a few weeks. Cindy is going to tell me their story of preparing for this occasion. Please join me in sending a prayer out for Rita.

Continuing to help you visualize what kind of daughter-mom story to submit for Mom’s Little Angel, I thought I’d tell you of a few of the stories in Daddy’s Little Girl. Hopefully when reading through this list you’ll be reminded of an event in your life that must be told:

1. A dad helps his daughter overcome her grief.
2. An adult daughter remembers a song her dad used to sing to her at bedtime.
3. A dad reminds his daughter that no matter how old she is, he will always do anything for her.
4. A dad remembers precious days years ago while looking through a memory box.
5. A dad overcomes personal challenges to be at his daughter’s side.
6. A daughter keeps memories of dad under her pillow.
7. A dad helps ease the blow of the harsh lessons of life.
8. A dad feels the first pain of watching his little girl grow up.
9. A daughter learns how to be independent and still give her dad a place in her life.
10. Adventures of daddy-daughter dates.
11. A daughter discovers her dad really can see things through her eyes.
12. A daughter aspires to be the person her dad is.
13. A daughter learns from her Dad’s example what true love looks like.
14. A daughter reaches out and rekindles old affections with her dad.
15. In a time of doubt one father sends his daughter a message of inspiration.
16. Dad makes little girls’ dreams come true.
17. A daughter teaches her dad to read.
18. A daughter reminds dad his time is the greatest gift.
19. A daughter teaches her dad how to open his heart.
20. A daughter comforts her dad in his final moments.

Well, I guess that’s enough for today. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Now go out and hug somebody!

1 comment:

Elouise82 said...

Greg,

Thanks for visiting my blog and inviting me to contribute a story to your book. I am already mulling over memories and lessons learned from both my mom and my daughter, and hopefully I can find something worth submitting. Thank you again!