Reviews and what people are saying:
"This life affirming, spiritual awakening collection of short stories is a must read for all women! The book is a gem, and like a gem, sometimes the bright glint of reflected light causes your eyes to tear. These stories cause the event that many of us turn away from due to fear of the unknown to transform into an occasion that brings joy and a new awakening of understanding of tke meaning of death and dying. For those who still have living mothers, the knowledge gleaned from this book helps to foster the relationships with our mothers or our daughters in the precious moments that remain."
-Lynn Keegan, author
Port Author, Washington
"This book’s best quality is its message to ‘motherless adults’ that they should not hide or harden to the pain… The brave women who shared their stories within the book help to lead the way for other women. ‘Mother Stories’ reminds every women who has lost her mother that she is not alone in her journey. Hospice and other nurses who work wit the terminally ill can also benefit from the book…"
-Jeanne Crawford, MA, MPH
American Holistic Nurses’ Association Director
"I received Mother Stories yesterday and spent all day reading it from cover to cover and shedding a lot of tears along the way. I enjoyed the book immensely and could so identify with the descriptions of your mother! She sounds a lot like mine in many ways. I could empathize with your responses, as they too, are similar to mine. What a pleasant surprise! Thanks again, the book is a wonderful read."
-Karen Reese RN, MA, CHTP Nebraska
"Reviewing the different stories of each author mothers' life and death started me to think of my own mother’s life and her death... this is a wonderful way to heal and to pass a gift of love to family and friends... this book allows others the opportunity to revisit the life and death of someone close to them and to even bring closure to their relationships. I feel empowered, renewed, recharged, and motivated to also take a look at the life and story of my mother as well. I salute each of you."
-Alice J. Brown, Sr. Minister
Living Truth Center for Better Living, Inc.
"Mothers give many gifts during a lifetime, but these writers find that the giving continued, even after their mothers’ deaths. Drick collected 16 essays by women, including herself, who consider their mothers’ deaths to be gifts of transformation and reflection…. While these essays differ somewhat in their style and circumstance, they are all rooted in spiritual explanation... each woman writes of the peace, love, well-being and true communion they reached as a result of their mothers’ deaths."