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A Mother’s Love

Never underestimate the power of a mother’s love that can carry her considerable distances when the need is great.

As a peer editor was reading my story, She Moved Mountains, this sentence was out of place, and so I moved it to the head of the chapter.  I had originally used it to describe how my mother showed up at the hospital about the same time I did, based only on her intuition that something was not right with me. It was the beginning of a 100 day stay because of a massive infection.  But when I reread the sentence, I realized that it not only described my mother’s experience, but mine as well.

My mother had been worried about me since the birth of our third daughter because I was just not feeling myself.  On the morning of my hospitalization, my mom left work, came to our home, found a prescription bottle, called the doctor’s office, and met me at the hospital.  It was a remarkable show of how strong a mother’s intuition is.

I realized though that my own journey back to health was also based on my love for my children.  I couldn’t leave three little girls all under the age of six without their mother.  So began my long ordeal in the hospital and throughout the year to regain a sense of normal, to become a healthy mom for my daughters.

I am so excited to be getting my story out to peer reviewers so that I can move toward publishing in the spring.

So, do any of you have experiences of a mother’s love that seems extraordinary?  I would love to hear your stories.

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  1. What a beautiful post. It is amazing the power of a mother’s love and intuition. I am not sure that I have any specific stories, but I there’s always a sense I knowing. Not having any children of my own, I have that sense and intuition with my sister. Our closeness and bond over my life has been amazing.

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