Thursday, May 08, 2008

First Review


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, http://www.gregoryelang.com/, and click the red corner on the home page, just beneath the “Projects” tab.

I’m also conducting recorded telephone interviews for those who prefer to tell rather than write their story. Just send me an email with your phone number and dates/times you are available. Interviews typically last 30-45 minutes.

If you’d like to submit a daughter-mom photo to display on this blog, 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.

The deadline for submitting your story or participating in an interview is August 1, 2008.

Now on to today’s post~

I found this review, one I rather like, and thought I’d post it for you:

“If you have a daughter, it’s hard not to get a little emotional reading this collection of anecdotes compiled by Gregory Lang (author of more pithy books like “Why a Daughter Needs a Dad: 100 Reasons”). This is not a deep book, but it does get at a lot important truths about the importance of a father to little (and big) girls. Sometimes, that’s also what dads need to give an extra push to their efforts. We all need to know that all those hours pushing swings and replacing toy batteries are the foundation of an enduring relationship that doesn’t end suddenly at adolescence. There has been plenty of research that shows this to be true, but Mr. Lang, in this compilation of his own and others’ stories, relates how this plays out in different ways. For the dad of a young girl, it also gives a not-always-comfortable look into the future when kids are grown up and dad is looking at what he’s leaving behind as a legacy, rather than what he is building in the here and now. It may have you weeping into your Scotch before the end of the second chapter.”

..from GreatDads.com

Today’s mother-daughter photo is of Mauri and her mom. Mauri writes:

“My mother has always been the strongest, most caring, and loving and opened armed woman I have ever known. She supported my sister and me in our decisions and guided us when she thought we were going astray. As I am married now and on my own, I have learned to appreciate every push, hug, kind word, lesson taught and angel gift that my mom has given me. She optimizes the love of a mother and if I’m ever half the woman that she is today, I will be happy. Not only are my sister and I her little angels, she is my guardian angel, now and forever.”


The second photo is one I took the other day in my fabulous studio (my garage). It is the Meagan Box I’ve written about so many times and is mentioned in Daddy’s Little Girl. Look closely and you’ll see a copy of Meagan’s birth certificate on the lid, complete with her tiny footprints, a photo of the first time I held her after being born, a photo of her first day at daycare, a photo of the day she got her acceptance letter to UGA (Go Dawgs!), her first pair of shoes (oh how I wish the ones she wore today were that cheap!), her first ballet slippers, selections of her artwork (can you see the $$$ signs she included on the “Dad” poster?), and finally, her favorite stuffed animal, Willard. How a kid came up with that name at age 2 I’ll never know.

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


1 comment:

a happy cat said...

Today is mother's day .

Hope she is happy everyday.

every one have different feeling to talk about mother, but the same is love in the heart.