Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Love Conquers

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:

Today’s photo was loaned to me by Jessica Casselman and her girls Elle, Chloe and Kyler. Here’s a link to their family blog: http://casselmanfamily-hope.blogspot.com/

I’ve been asked to elaborate on what sort of story I’m looking for. Here goes:

A Mom’s Little Angel story is an inspirational story about ordinary people sharing brief moments or a long history together that warms the heart and causes the reader to think of ways to improve their own daughter-mom relationship. A Mom’s Little Angel story is a simple tale that is personal and appeals to the feel good emotions. It may begin and end with positive messages, or it may begin with pain and conflict but end with reconciliation and forgiveness, or begin with tragedy but end in triumph. Stories that prove hope conquers despair and unconditional love conquers mistakes and separation are what this book shall be about.

Please tell me your story with a moral in mind. What do you want others to learn from you? A story without a life lesson cannot be used in the book. That means a tribute or sweet reminiscence will not likely make the cut. If you have any questions or doubts about your story, send me an email, ask me to call you and we’ll discuss it. I’ve helped others find the heart of their stories; I’m sure I can help you too!

Let me end with a quick example. Just yesterday I interviewed a sober drug addict, released convict and loving mom who had been separated from her daughter for many years while in prison. All she had to remind her of her little girl was a photo taken at a big box store when the child was only three years old. All she had to keep her going was the hope she would see her daughter again one day, even if it were to hear the child say that she hated her mom for not being there for her. They found each other one afternoon on the Internet. I’ll save the rest for the book, but let me reassure you, it ends well, it ends sweetly.

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

8 comments:

Jacquie said...

Greg,
Thanks for visiting my blog and asking for me to submit a story about my mom and I. Wow, I have learned so much from her. I'll play around and see what I can come up with. Thanks for asking. I love this idea.

Mitzi said...

Hey Greg,
Thanks for stopping by, I will definately check out the opportunity. My mom is my bestest friend EVER and I would be thrilled to submit.

Mitzi said...

Greg,
Thanks for stopping by. I will definately check it out! Sounds like fun...

Tasha Via said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I've got stories flooding my mind thinking about it. I'll get back with you soon...

christi said...

thanks for stopping by. sounds interesting...i'll certainly get back to you!

christi said...

thanks for stopping by. sounds interesting...i'll certainly get back to you!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Hi Greg,
I was so flattered that you would ask me to be part of what sounds like a phenomenal project, and would have LOVED to submit. However, I don't think I will be much help to you. Out of five children, I only have one daughter-- the baby. 18 months into this whole new experience, I have loads of sentimental stories, but nothing that really teaches any life lessons or moral stories. :-(
Thank you again, for stopping by my blog and considering me!

Shannon said...

Do you have a deadline in mind for these "stories"? I definitely have one, but not sure if I can pull it off:) Also, your books are available anywhere? I haven't read through your entire blog, but your books definitely grab my attention.