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Adventures in Mother-Sitting by [Cox, Doreen]
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Length: 195 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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The writing of a book, ADVENTURES IN MOTHER-SITTING, came from the pages of a journal that I kept while a Care Bear to my mother. It had been a very long time since I had taken the time to write in a journal for my life had steadied and the need was no longer present. Caring for my mother tumbled my carefully woven psyche into pieces, sort of like Humpty-Dumpty. At least, that is how the experience felt for me. Keeping a journal was my safety-valve, my notes to myself relative to maintaining some sanity while coping with the dementia that had taken over my mother's brain. My mother was able to be at home when it was her end-time. When the family had gathered, the wife of a nephew asked to read my journal. "If you can decipher the chicken scratches, go for it," I had  answered. Jenni was a reader and it was her encouragement that prompted me to turn the journal into a book, at least for my family and friends. I discovered, during the process of turning a journal into a book form, that I loved the entire process of writing. During Mother-sitting, I had learned to accept and revel in my messy, human responses. I say, "revel," because I had spent a lot of years trying to rise above those messy kinds of responses to calamitous situations. Revel does not mean that I take delight in being angry or frustrated or furious or disdainful. Revel means that I take delight in just being a regular human being who is doing the best that she can in any given situation. Thus, when writing my book, I reveled in the messiness of trying to put a memoir together in a flow that others can consider honest, interesting, humorous and touching. Deep inside me, I have a sense that the spirit of my mother kept me steady enough to complete our book. She had always wanted me to write a book. Here it is, Mother.

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  • File Size: 2938 KB
  • Print Length: 195 pages
  • Publisher: Whistling Duck Books; 2 edition (January 10, 2015)
  • Publication Date: January 10, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00S3WEVN4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #700,095 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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