Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Quotes, Gas and Dessert

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 provided to me by my new friends Krista and Shelli, and their mom of course.

I drafted three stories yesterday and have two interview appointments today so haven’t much to share with you. Other than these sweet quotes I’ve collected (I scatter them between chapters throughout the book):

“She knows exactly when I am about to get angry and that’s when she looks at me with her cute smile and says, ‘Watch it! You are becoming like your mother again!’”

“I hope my daughters will come home when all of our husbands are away so that we can still have ‘Girls Night’ once in a while.”

“I pray every day for patience; my mother dries me crazy!”

“When I tuck my sweet girls into bed each night I remember how very blessed I am.”

“Mother-daughter bonding time always brings a smile to my heart and tears to my eyes.”

“To see the smile on her face when she opens her eyes and sees me in the morning is the best part of my day.”

“Mom is my rock. ‘nough said.”

On other notes – it cracks me up how often someone comments on Facts #7 & 8; it seems so many can relate or admit to similar conduct. Dr. Phil says every marriage needs a hero. I agree but go one step farther – every marriage needs a prankster, too.

And in conclusion, I confess (thanks to Karen Virga) there is a new love in my life – pannacota! My mouth waters just typing the word! Dear Lord give me strength; I don’t want to regain the twelve pounds I’ve lost since New Year’s Day.

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

4 comments:

lskcrochet said...

Hi Greg,

I am glad that you enjoyed reading about how my mother taught me the art of crochet. I love to write, but I need alot of work and I'm currently taking courses when I can to improve. I admire you, and it was a pleasure having you read the feature about my experience on Oznits blog page. You can stop by any time
www.thejoyofhomemaking.com. I decided to give my blog a domain name.
I wanted to add that I also have a daughter who will be three this month. She has already taken an intrest in crochet. I am delighted!

Olson Family said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I actually had something happen just last night that you might find interesting. I just posted it if you would like to read it.

Thanks again,
Janille

Lifeprints said...

Hi Greg,

I saw your post on Scarlett Lillian's blog and just had to tell you how much I love your books. I have bought several of them as gifts--I'm working on one for my mom where I'm actually adding our own family photos to the book to personalize it.

I look forward to seeing many more!

Krista Jensen said...

Greg, you have posted my beautiful mother, Deborah! Can't you just tell she loves us so much in that picture? Thank you!