CONTENTS

From Chicken Soup for Every Mom's Soul

Contents

Introduction

1. ON LOVE

Saying I Love You LindaCarol Cherken

Behind Blue Eyes Jenny Graham

Words to Love By Mother Teresa

Princess Kristy Ross

An Impromptu Dance at Dusk Marian Gormley

Billy the Brave J. T. Fenn

Cellular Love Amy Hirshberg Lederman

Mini Massage Therapists Marian Gormley

The Gravy Boat Rescue W. W. Meade

Mom’s Favorite Child Sue Thomas Hegyvary

Letter to Josh Linda Masters

Always Believe in Miracles Gerrie Edwards

Love on Trial James N. McCutcheon

2. A MOTHER’S COURAGE

My Mother’s Strength Patricia Jones

Learning to Say Hello Kathi Rose

Pennies from Heaven Susan Clarkson Moorhead

Shoulder to Shoulder Carol McAdoo Rehme

Bound by Love Victoria Patterson

A Misfortune—Not a Tragedy James A. Nelson

My Son, the Street Person Eva Nagel

3. ON MOTHERHOOD

Motherhood: A Transformation Peggy Jaeger

Sibling Rivalry Deeptee and Vikrum Seth

Loving Her Best Deborah Shouse

Motherhood 101 Karen L. Waldman with Alyson Powers

What I Want Most for You, My Child Saritha Prabhu

And What Do You Do? Jennifer Singer

The Littlest Girl Scout Erica Orloff

Lost and Found Alice Steinbach

A Long Day at the Track Mary Kay Blakely

The Kiddie Garden Jacklyn Lee Lindstrom

Anniversary Celebration Renee Mayhew

Near Misses and Good-Night Kisses Sally Nalbor

4. BECOMING A MOTHER

Replicas Melissa Arnold Hill

Pink and Blue Makes . . . Green? Debbie Farmer

Outpouring of Love Jean Brody

Calling Mr. Clean Karen C. Driscoll

I Am a Mother Joan Sedita

I’ll Do It Barbara Wojciechowski as told to Heather Black

You’ll Never Be the Same Kim McLarin

5. INSIGHTS AND LESSONS

Mother’s Lessons Can Last a Lifetime Vicki Marsh Kabat

Entertaining Angels Jaye Lewis

Trying Times and Dirty Dishes Cynthia Hamond

On-the-Job Training Karen Trevor

Mother’s Magic Mimi Greenwood Knight

Gotta Watch the Fish Eat Cheryl Kirking

Dancing for Fireflies Sarah Benson

Nobody’s Perfect Mary Kay Blakely

A Mother’s Letter to Santa Debbie Farmer

Momma’s Little Surprise Susan Krushenick

Look at Me Jaie Ouens

Mother Love Carol McAdoo Rehme

The Last Rebellion—Weddings Ruth Lehrer

Recipe for Life Arthur Bowler

6. SPECIAL MOMENTS

Snow at Twilight Maggie Wolff Peterson

Picture Day Carolyn C. Armistead

Sharing a Bowl of Happiness Kristy Ross

The Good-Night Kiss Georgette Symonds

Anticipating the Empty Nest Bonnie Feuer

Teddy Bear Tonic Bonnie Walsh Davidson

The Day Mama Went on Strike Nancy West

The Peach-Colored Crayon Phyllis Nutkis

7. MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS

The Bike Trip Peggy Newland

The Piano Phyllis Nutkis

Don’t Cry Out Loud Carla Riehl

First Love Sophia Valles Bligh

It’s a Date! Carol McAdoo Rehme

My Daughter, the Musician Linda Ellerbee

She Came Back Bearing Gifts Luann Warner

The Pink High-Tops Dorothy Raymond Gilchrest

8. LETTING GO

To See You Cynthia M. Hamond

Mama’s Hands Beth Crum Sherrow

The Fragrance of Chanel Charlotte A. Lanham

Signs of the Times Bonnie Michael

Light in the Dark Betsey Neary

Tomorrow Is Not Promised Rita Billbe

9. A GRANDMOTHER’S LOVE

A Dance with My Grandmother Rusty Fischer

Mended Hearts and Angel Wings Anne S. Cook

Sacred Cows Ina Hughs

Gran Mary Ann Horenstein

Little Bits of Letting Go Lynda Van Wyk

Porch-Swing Cocktails Rusty Fischer

10. TIES THAT BIND

Another Mother Jann Mitchell

Recapturing the Joy Lee Sanne Buchanan

In the Eyes of the Beholders Deborah Shouse

Sunday Afternoons Phyllis Nutkis

Baked with Loving Hands Phyllis Ring

The Intent of the Heart Walker Meade

Mother’s Silver Candlesticks Liesel Shineberg

Baby Steps Jane Glenn Haas

The Mother’s Day Gift Joan Sutula

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

Who Is Heather McNamara?

Who Is Marci Shimoff?

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