Seth asked me to write his wife, Amber, a letter, mother-to-mother, to encourage her. It was just a little idea he had a few years ago, to assemble letters from bloggers that he knew Amber enjoyed and give the collection to her as a Christmas gift.I was humbled, honored, to know that she might want to hear something from me. I wrote a letter and delighted in reading her reaction, having a small part to play in her Christmas that year. Then, later, the Christmas gift for Amber became a book for moms everywhere. Mother Letters the Christmas gift became Mother Letters the book.We’ve never met, yet we’re connected, Amber and me.We’re connected to each other through this project, through motherhood, through the messes we share, the joys we celebrate, the glimpses of God’s glory in the midst of it all.But it’s bigger than that.We’re connected to every woman who wrote a letter that year, bringing love and laughter and tears to Amber’s Christmas morning. We’re connected to every woman who has contributed a letter since then, to every woman who has yet to write and offer a letter at the website. We’re connected to every reader, every blogger, every mom.We are all in this together.And this book, why, it is a symbol of this connectedness, this sharing, this struggle, this calling.It is my great honor to be included in Mother Letters.It is also my joy to celebrate the work by participating in their affiliate program, helping to promote the project. If you click on the book widget above or below and buy a copy of Mother Letters, I will receive a commission. I’m one of many who believe the content is worth investing in.Won’t you join me in the mess, the glory, of motherhood?
I wrote a letter that year too, and it blessed me tremendously. What a wonderful project Seth and Amber have put together. I think I might have to check it out.
Thinking of you this week and always, Ann. Busy days have kept me away from the web I have been holding you in thought and prayer. Have a lovely, lovely week.