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Marianne Petersen

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Marianne Petersen and her husband live in the Seattle area. They have four children, all now adults, and five grandchildren. She is a member of the Northwest Christian Writers’ Association.
Marianne shares her writings on various websites.
Her second memoir is in the making, with the hope that it, too, will encourage others.

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Marianne Petersen When people call, not just text or email me, but CALL, and say 'I had to call and tell you how much your book meant to me.'
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From Pigtails to Chin Hairs by Becky Lewellen Povich
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Need some light-hearted reading that makes you laugh to yourself a few times on every page, then this book is it. And if you, like me, are close in age to the author, then you will over and over again think back to your past with a smile as you recal ...more
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My Fight for Recovery by Rob Plaskas
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Having endured a brain effected illness myself, this book was a must. It's easy to follow being it's personal, making you feel you are there. All the medical information that is given doesn't make you feel lost in understanding. Easy to follow.

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When God Created Mothers by Erma Bombeck
“When God Created Mothers"

When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of "overtime" when the angel appeared and said. "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one."

And God said, "Have you read the specs on this order?" She has to be completely washable, but not plastic. Have 180 moveable parts...all replaceable. Run on black coffee and leftovers. Have a lap that disappears when she stands up. A kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair. And six pairs of hands."

The angel shook her head slowly and said. "Six pairs of hands.... no way."

It's not the hands that are causing me problems," God remarked, "it's the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have."

That's on the standard model?" asked the angel. God nodded.

One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks, 'What are you kids doing in there?' when she already knows. Another here in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn't but what she has to know, and o
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Love Like There's No Tomorrow by Ocieanna Fleiss
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Having gone through a major unexpected health issue myself, reading this was a must. Reading how she was craving a sense of stability, as I had been, made me want to keep turning to the next page.

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Sophie Topfeather, Superstar! by Sonja Anderson
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Erma Bombeck
“When God Created Mothers"

When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of "overtime" when the angel appeared and said. "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one."

And God said, "Have you read the specs on this order?" She has to be completely washable, but not plastic. Have 180 moveable parts...all replaceable. Run on black coffee and leftovers. Have a lap that disappears when she stands up. A kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair. And six pairs of hands."

The angel shook her head slowly and said. "Six pairs of hands.... no way."

It's not the hands that are causing me problems," God remarked, "it's the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have."

That's on the standard model?" asked the angel. God nodded.

One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks, 'What are you kids doing in there?' when she already knows. Another here in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn't but what she has to know, and of course the ones here in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and say. 'I understand and I love you' without so much as uttering a word."

God," said the angel touching his sleeve gently, "Get some rest tomorrow...."

I can't," said God, "I'm so close to creating something so close to myself. Already I have one who heals herself when she is sick...can feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger...and can get a nine year old to stand under a shower."

The angel circled the model of a mother very slowly. "It's too soft," she sighed.

But tough!" said God excitedly. "You can imagine what this mother can do or endure."

Can it think?"

Not only can it think, but it can reason and compromise," said the Creator.

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek.

There's a leak," she pronounced. "I told You that You were trying to put too much into this model."

It's not a leak," said the Lord, "It's a tear."

What's it for?"

It's for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness, and pride."

You are a genius, " said the angel.

Somberly, God said, "I didn't put it there.”
Erma Bombeck, When God Created Mothers




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