Motherhood Statements is an attempt to map out with words the most tricky and exciting terrain of mothering and of being mothered. In thirty essays, mothers, daughters, and sons speak of the various ways the umbilical cord continues to be bound and cut, and cut again and again—aware of the pain and pleasure that comes with our most fundamental relationship in life. These essays are funny, heartbreaking, revelatory and brave. We suggest you read slowly, savor deeply. cocoon yourself and perhaps, emerge anew.
Featuring the essays of Gilda Cordero-Fernando, Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo, Gémino H. Abad, Ambeth R. Ocampo, Marra PL. Lanot, Charlson Ong, FH Batacan, Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta, Ian Rosales-Casocot, Criselda Yabes, Priscilla Supnet Macansantos, Noelle Q. de Jesus, Honeylein de Peralta, Neni Sta. Romana Cruz, April Timbol Yap, Lawrence Ypil, Luchie B. Maranan and many more.
The mother in me just had to read this collection of stories of mothers about their motherhood, mothers about their mothers, sons and daughters about their mothers, mothers about their children and all other stories of mothering. This book is much closer to home, compared to all motherhood things I've read. I have no cohesive thought on why I love this book (which is why I have notes which will probably be separate entries in my blog!). All I know is that this book made me laugh, cry and reflect on other things about a mother's love - beyond the usual realizations that I had for the past two years of being a mom.
On the other hand, reading this book made me realize I NEED to work on my writing skills. Haha.