I came across this amazing idea from One.org -- write a 6 word story about your mom, an idea that is credited to Ernest Hemingway. It is said that when asked to write a short story, he replied "Baby Shoes. For Sale. Never Worn." When I read that, my heart stung. It really is possible to move someone with 6 words.
I have been lucky enough to become a contributing writer at Grown In My Heart, an amazing adoption network of moms out there writing about their experiences from every angle of the adoption triad, and they are doing a Mother's Day carnival with this idea.
If you are interested in linking up there to enter and win, there are prizes (and cool ones too). You don't have to be touched by adoption directly, just someone with the desire to give a 6 word tribute to your mom. And while you are there, look for photos of Gabe and Nick in their new header!
If you are moved to share your 6 words about your mother here, please leave them in the comments. This is a great opportunity to share our gratitude for all moms.
I hope you all have an amazing Mother's Day, and in case no one told you this week, you are doing a great job! Your children are lucky to have you, and don't forget to take care of yourself.
Photo: I am six years old in this photo -- and no, it really is me, not just Nick in a wig. ; ) The 6 Word MOMoir is below the photo.