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It’s A ‘Short And Sweet’ Mother’s Day!

May 12, 2019 by in category The Writing Journey by Denise Colby, Writing tagged as ,
Blog Post title graphic It's A Short and Sweet Mother's Day by Denise M. Colby

Today is Mother’s Day. I was very excited when I realized my monthly post fell on this special day. I knew immediately what I wanted to write about. So first, I want to wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day, whether you are a mom or you have a mom (which we all do, even if they are no longer with us!)

This is my first Mother’s Day since my mom passed.

I have to admit, it’s really weird. But as a mom myself, I’m celebrating with my kids and my mother-in-law, and thinking about my mom in so many ways.

A quote for Mother's Day by Mitch Albom - Behind all your stories is always your mother's story. Because hers is where yours begin

I’ve actually written a lot about her this past year. Writing is therapeutic, so maybe writing about her has been part of my healing process. So given it’s Mother’s Day, I figured you wouldn’t mind if I wrote about her, again.

After all, she is my mom!

Book Cover for Short and Sweet's Family Album By Susan Cheeves King. Article #47 Thank You Mom by Denise M. Colby
A collection of stories with special emphasis on mothers, fathers, and grandparents.

Even though I miss my mom, I have much to be thankful for this Mother’s Day, including a new article published in the 6th edition of the Short and Sweet series, titled Short and Sweet’s Family Album. All of the articles and poems are written about family members and each article is in one word syllables.

My article is all about my mom, titled Thanks To Mom

I had originally wrote it as a poem a few years back (which I posted last July in the post Smile and Be Grateful In The Little Things when my mom passed away). 

Since it was not included when my first article was published in the 3rd edition, which I wrote about in this post, I was quite excited to be contacted for this issue.

The back cover of the book Short and Sweet's Family Album by Susan Cheeves King, Includes article by Denise M. Colby titled Thank You Mom
60 authors wrote each piece using only one-syllable words or words of fewer than six letters

The editor asked me to rewrite it in prose vs a poem, so it’s completely different than the poem, even though the underlying theme is the same. I was even able to include a picture of my mom and myself.

It’s special to me, that I’ve been able to write about her in such a permanent way.

And it’s special to me, that I have yet another publishing credit to my name! I love being a part of the Short and Sweet family.

And Mother’s Day is a perfect time to celebrate both my mom and my writing.

Have a blessed day!

Denise

A quote for Mother's Day by Abraham Lincoln - all that i am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother

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