Oh, To Be A Mommy
Dean’s cell phone rang. He and I were walking the isles of the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania home school conference, weaving in and out of the crowds. “It’s for you. It’s Sophia.”
I stopped to catch my breath. Pressing the phone to my ear I said, “It’s Mom. . . What did you say? It’s loud here.”
“The doctor wants to deliver the baby Monday.”
“Okay, we’ll be there Sunday. This is exciting.”
Joseph Charlton was born May 16th – two weeks early at 7 lbs, 2oz. to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Englar. The doctor said he would have had a smoother time of it if the baby weren’t holding onto the cord. Baby Joseph was in my arms later in the day when his dad instructed 3 year-old William to touch a finger to the baby’s hand in greeting. When I watched Joseph wrap his tiny fingers (this time) around William’s, a tear came to my eye. The gesture symbolized the beginning of a friendship. I prayed that they would be the best of brothers for their lifetimes.
As if to mark the occasion, three boxes arrived filled with our Mother Culture® CDs. Nigel did a neat job with the jacket design. Although the company printed the artwork darker than was previewed, the sound quality is very good.
Would you like to refresh your outlook? Could you use some reassurance? This talk sympathizes with the busy, hardworking, self-sacrificing home teacher. It presents an array of tried-and-true ideas for safeguarding enthusiasm.
The principles of Mother Culture are invigorating. I illustrate each with an anecdote. The listener is invited to work out whatever principles appeal to her within the uniqueness of her personality.
“Many a truth is spoken in jest,” I think Shakespeare said. Turning the pages of my notes I uphold the majesty of motherhood, embrace the blessing of femininity, and move onto the funny side of things. Recorded live in 2004, I vividly remember that Friday evening. The audience was filled with married couples with whom I apparently had a rapport. I was quite pleased to hear their laughter.
There isn’t an ounce of info-mercial in this talk. I omitted even a mention of my books (although writing is how our family earns a living). This makes the CD most pleasant to the ears of a parlor of ladies. I’d be happy to serve the sympathy. Will you pour the tea or coffee?
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It was fun to be recognized (I wasn’t speaking) at the Harrisburg conference by readers who stopped me in the isles to introduce themselves. It was pure delight to chat face to face.
Seeking to Minister,