Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Goodbye Maurice Sendak

Today we have lost the famous children's author, Maurice Sendak, at age 83.

Sendak is most noted for his children's book "Where the Wild Things Are," written in 1963, and for which he won the coveted Caldecott Medal, and sold about 17 million copies.

Other books by Sandak include "In the Night Kitchen," "Outside Over There," "The Sign on Rosie's Door," "The Nut Shell Library." For a complete bibliography see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Sendak

Mothers are Special

God made mothers in a special way.
He gave them the extra patience a mother needs when babies cry and have tantrums, and decide that throwing their food is more fun than eating it.
He gave them extra strength to endure the pain of childbirth, yet love the tiny creature that caused it.
 He gave them extra stamina to stay up all night rocking a sickly child when all others are sound asleep.
But most of all he gave them the extra capacity for unconditional love. They are able to love their children that have gone astray when all others have given up on them.  
He has blessed mothers that they are able to nurture a child that doesn’t belong to them.
And we mustn’t forget that grandmothers are double special!

Happy mother’s day to all women!