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From Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul 2

CONTENTS

Introduction

1. ON LOVE

The Call at Midnight Christie Craig

A Mother’s Love Pat Laye

The Green Pajamas Marion Bond West

Growing Up Lisa Duffy-Korpics

To Have and to Hold Elizabeth Thring

Christmas Joy Phyllis Volkens

The Sweater Pamela Albee

Mother’s Day Flowers Patricia A. Rinaldi

The Neighbor Lady Michael McClelland

A Time for Memories Sharon Wright

2. ON COURAGE

Mother of Three Thousand Sons Falaka Fattah

Love in the Mail Linda Bremner

Speaking Cynthia Laughlin

The Day I Became a Mom Linda Jones

Stolen Christmas Christina Chanes Nystrom

Music That Might Never Be Heard Doris Hays Northstrom

Jimmy’s New Shoes Marie A. Kennedy

3. ON MOTHERHOOD

When God Created Mothers Erma Bombeck

Learning to Listen Marion Bond West

Tired? Staci Ann Richmond

My CEO Is a Four-Year-Old Carol A. Frink

One of the Boys Marnie O. Mamminga

Confessions of a Stepmother Carol Kline

A Mother’s Mid-Summer Prayer Debbie Farmer

Chicken Pox Diary Janet Konttinen

Somebody Else’s Children Trudy Bowler

Wasting Water Susan H. Hubbs

The Wonders of Tupperware Carol Bryant

4. BECOMING A MOTHER

The Face of God Tony Collins

Next to My Heart Bonnie Compton Hanson

No Time for the News Dave Barry

Alliana’s Mother Lynn Schnurnberger

A Letter to My Baby Karie L. Hansen

It Just Isn’t Fair Nancy L. Rusk

5. ON ADOPTION

The Question Mary Chavoustie

Race Against Time Marilyn Neibergall

George and Gracie’s Babies George Burns

After the Tears Cynthia Coe

Love by Choice Shirley Pease

6. MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS

Mothers and Daughters Patricia Bunin

Stranded on an Island Beverly Beckham

Mum and the Volkswagen Dorothy Raymond Gilchrest

The Heart Remembers Tina Whittle

Step on a Crack, Bring Your Mother Back Sandra Rockman

My Mother’s Face in the Mirror Janis Thornton

Leaving Home Beth Copeland Vargo

The Mailbox Patty Duncan

I’m Right Here with You, Honey Mary Marcdante

7. ON WISDOM

Close Your Mouth, Open Your Arms Diane C. Perrone

The Potato Puppy Linda Stafford

A Forgiving Heart W. W. Meade

A Sweet Lesson Mildred Bonzo

Sunglasses Beverly Beckham

Silence Debbie Gilmore

Calm Mother Holly Danneman

8. MIRACLES

The Miracle Baby Ronna Rowlette

The Message Thomas Brown

Smokey B. A. Sutkus

A Visit from Mom Patricia A. Walters-Fischer

9. SPECIAL MOMENTS

A Doll from Santa Alice Ferguson

Altar Boys Marcy Goodfleisch

A Real Home Carol McAdoo Rehme

Rites of Passage Kathryn Kvols

Cool Dude Earring The Editors of Conari Press

A Red Rose for Richard Earle Irwin

Mother’s Christmas Stocking Amberley Howe

10. LETTING GO

The Girl Who Loved Cats and Flowers Alice Steinbach

The Pencil Box Doris Sanford

Cards for Mom Mary Ann Christie

Johnny and Jenny Wren Holly Manon Moore

Chocolate-Covered Cherries Dawn Holt

I’ll Make You a Rainbow Linda Bremner

A Christmas Memory Lenore Gavigan

11. A GRANDMOTHER’S LOVE

Grandma’s Soup Night Joan Cinelli

Becoming a Grandma Robin Lim

The Secret Handshake Lynn Stearns

Second Chance L. D. Hindman

The Christmas I Was Rich Joan Cinelli

The Surrogate Grandmother Pat Curtis

12. THANK YOU, MOM

Lessons on Napkins Caurie Anne Miner

A Worthy Investment Allison Yates Gaskins

Unstoppable Dixie Jane Sokolik

The Power of My Mother’s Love Shana Helmholdt

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

Who Is Marci Shimoff?

Who Is Carol Kline?

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