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Mother's Day is a day the unmothered, abused, or barely mothered among us would like to forget—but it's hard to do with the world around us chiming in about mothers and flowers and how she's your best friend. We have to figure what to do, to get a card or not, to manage our way through roses and pink and guilt, through memories good and bad.

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Published on May 07, 2013 12:12 • 92 views • Tags: grandmothers, great-grandmothers, great-plains, mental-health, mother-s-day, mothering, mothers-and-daughters, music, writing-as-healing
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Don't Call Me Mother (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Description: At the age of four, a little girl stands on a cold, windy railroad platform in Wichita, Kansas to watch the train take her mother away. For the rest of her life, her mother will be only an occasional and troubled visitor. Linda Joy Myers’s compassionate, gripping, and soul-searching memoir tells the story of three generations of daughters who long for their absent mothers, yet unwittingly recreate a pattern that she was determined to break. Accompany Linda as she uncovers family secrets, finds solace in music, and begins her healing journey. Learn how she transcends the prison of childhood to discover light in the darkness of strife, abuse, and undiagnosed mental illness. Don’t Call Me Mother is an inspiring chronicle of perseverance, healing, and the transformative power of forgiveness.

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One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
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though the whole house
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and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
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“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
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B. Lynn Goodwin Hi Linda Joy,

I love being listed as one of your favorite authors. Thanks so much! I still want to read your new book. Right now I am in Kathy Bricetti's vivid memoir, BLOOD STRANGERS. She is such a gifted writer, as are you.

Take care,

Lynn
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Destiny Thank you so much for including me among your friends. God Bless!

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B. Lynn Goodwin Welcome to GoodReads, Linda Joy. You'll find lots of people here will be interested in your book.

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