Thursday, December 18, 2008

Mother Letters

Have you all heard about The Mother Letter Project?

Here's the story, straight from the blog:

Christmas day of 2007 came and went. It was the typical American Christmas—gizmos, gadgets, whatnots, and an oversized helping of turkey. Two days and a transatlantic flight later I was standing in a small other-continental village regretfully pondering my extra helping of Christmas turkey and materialism. I decided that things would be different in 2008.
This year, my wife and our extended families have decided to give a Christmas present to that little village. We want to spread our wealth, meager as it may be. We have decided to create presents for each other and donate the difference to our friends in the village. And here is where you come in.

I am creating my wife’s Christmas present-the Mother Letter Project. Simply stated, I am collecting a series of “open letters” from mothers, to mothers. Share your stories—no matter how raw or difficult. Share you concerns—no matter how foolish they may seem. Share your wisdom—no matter how you came by it. Share your mother story. The only request? Start the letter “Dear Mother” and sign it. I will compile all of the letters in a Christmas book for my wife. If you share a letter here or by email ( before Christmas, you'll get your own copy of the letters.

This sounds like such a wonderful idea, I'm trying to get my Mother Letter finished. Want your own copy? Join us!


From the Grid and Beyond (Emily) said...

Hi~ you don't know me (obviously) but I linked to you from the MLP. Just wanted to tell ya that I love your blog--and loved the post particularly about the drill from Walmart. Seriously you should send that into the tonight show!

Rebecca said...

Darn it, I didn't read this post in time. :( Did you get a copy of the Mother letters? I'd love to read it if you did!!! What an awesome, inspiring idea.