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Lilli Jolgren Day

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LILLI JOLGREN DAY is a photographer and newly minted author who was born and raised in Michigan. While she is thrilled to have recently won a silver medal in the 2012 Readers Favorite Award Contest her most precious tribute is still the whimsical portrait of a stick figure mom inside a big pink heart drawn many moons ago by one of her children proclaiming, "Mom I know is a good mom. I love you mom". She takes it out and reads it whenever she doubts herself and loses her way.

Lilli is the mother of two, partner to Doug, a battered but grateful Celiac/CFS warrior, and like most writers she loves to curl up with a good book and steal away on a magic carpet of words. THE WONDER OF ORDINARY MAGIC is her debut novel. A Reading Group Guide is avail
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Dear Mom

mothersday1984dDear Mom:


Today would have been your 80th birthday. I was wondering what I would say to you if you could be here for just one more birthday, one more Mother’s Day. Then I remembered a dream I had after you passed. I was at a family gathering looking for you. Disappointed I couldn’t find you I sat down at a table and when I looked up you were sitting right across from me. You looked so young and so

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“He felt lighter than he had in weeks, and he realized that the monster he had been running from wasn’t really a monster after all. It was simply that place in the heart that holds the measure of your history, the joy and the grief, the laughter and the tears, the magic and the wonder; all the ingredients that add up to the story of a life well lived.”
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“Silently a flower blooms,
In silence if falls away;
Yet here now, at this moment, at this place,
The world of the flower, the whold of the world is blooming.
This is the talk of the flowr, the truth of the blosson:
The glory of eternal life is fully shining here.”
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“After Mary confessed that dream to him, Jack got to wondering how women felt about motherhood once their children are grown and didn't need them anymore. How do they close the storybooks, box up the toys, and pack up the memories of the deeply lived-in childhoods of their babies? Childhoods that fly by quickly and selfishly, without regard to a mother's unconditional love and sacrifice. How does a mother go on being a mother when one day she wakes up and finds that her arms are empty and her grown children are walking away from her without so much as a glance back?”
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“At some point during almost every romantic comedy, the female lead suddenly trips and falls, stumbling helplessly over something ridiculous like a leaf, and then some Matthew McConaughey type either whips around the corner just in the nick of time to save her or is clumsily pulled down along with her. That event predictably leads to the magical moment of their first kiss. Please. I fall ALL the time. You know who comes and gets me? The bouncer.”
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“He felt lighter than he had in weeks, and he realized that the monster he had been running from wasn’t really a monster after all. It was simply that place in the heart that holds the measure of your history, the joy and the grief, the laughter and the tears, the magic and the wonder; all the ingredients that add up to the story of a life well lived.”
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“I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas: they’ve gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind.”
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Some spirit to stand simply forth,
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Against the uttermost of earth.
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Anastasia Hi Lilli,

Good to be your friend.


Dajana Thank you so much, I can't wait to read it ! I will probably start reading it in 2 weeks once I am done reading the book I'm currently reading and one more book I have won! Thank you :)


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Lilli Day So excited to mail out copies of my book, The Wonder of Ordinary Magic to the winners of my first book giveaway here on Goodreads! Thanks to all 785 people who entered for a chance to win a copy, I'm humbled and thrilled to share my debut novel with 5 new readers.


Bridget Bowers Thanks for the friend request, Lilli!


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