INTRODUCTION

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Tribute to Moms

Introduction

M-O-T-H-E-R

“M” is for the million things she gave me,

“O” means only that she’s growing old,

“T” is for the tears she shed to save me,

“H” is for her heart of purest gold;

“E” is for her eyes, with love-light shining,

“R” means right, and right she’ll always be, Put them all together, they spell “MOTHER,” A word that means the world to me.

Howard Johnson

How many times have you wanted to tell your mother how you really felt about her, like Howard Johnson does in his ode above? Granted, not all of us are poet laureates, but it’s not necessary to be one to show your mother how much you care for her. A simple hug or kiss would thrill your mother to no end, guaranteed.

That’s what the contributors to this very special book have done. Through their inspiring, moving, and often funny stories, poems, and cartoons, they all pay tribute to their mothers, and their contributions to this very special tribute book speak volumes about their love and admiration for the special person each calls “Mom.”

We invite you to share in their memories and to rekindle the memories in your own life. And if you’re still finding it hard to come up with the right words to tell your mom how much you love her, there’s a solution: hand her this book, give her that hug or kiss, and simply say, “Thanks, Mom.”

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