Mother-Daughter Reflections: Least of All Love

by dena on January 30, 2014

Do you have a special memory of writing a letter you sent to your mother or your daughter? Maybe you were the recipient, or maybe you have exchanged many such letters.

Welcome to Least of All Love, a post from another of the authors from our first book in the Love Revealed Stories series,  Mother-Daughter Memories: Love Revealed. “A Cup of Silence” is the true story penned by Victoria Moo Briddell for the anthology, offering a glimpse into a tender relationship nurtured long distance between Moo and her mother.

Least of All Love was first posted February 4, 2012.

* * *

I am deeply moved by my co-authors’ stories. It is amazing to me how far some of us have come and how deep some of us have to dig to reveal that love that lies at the basis of all our relationships. I salute all of you. I am especially moved by the excruciating pain which some of the children (the authors) in the stories have been through. I remind myself that all of these women were once children, who by circumstance of birth, had to suffer through so much trauma. I am blown away by the courage that it has taken to reveal themselves in these beautiful, sometimes heart-wrenching, stories.

Moo 8-2010small

The relationship I had with my own mother, while not without its ups and downs, was grounded from the start in love. I did not realize how fortunate it was to grow up knowing I was loved. I think I took it for granted that the relationship with the one human being that was closest to me from the beginning would be one based on love. Reading my co-authors’ stories has made me realize how nothing can be taken for granted, least of all love. I am hoping that this book will resonate with the many forms that love has taken and inspire others to share their stories with all of us.
With deep gratitude to Dena for pulling this all together, and to the brave women for knowing that their stories are valuable and worth sharing.
much Love to all Mothers and Daughters,
Moo
(Moo also has essays in the second and third Love Revealed books, Parent-Child Memories and Living Through Grief.)

 * * *

You might enjoy reading the other two posts originally published in early 2012 by authors of Mother-Daughter Memories:  Love Revealed: Sheila Foster’s A Writer on Writing & an Invitation, from Sheila and Nancy Kern’s The Way Out Is Through.

 (NOTE: Mother-Daughter Memories: Love Revealed is available as an eBook for only $0.99.)

Product Page

 

What mother-daughter conversations, letters, or other memories come to mind?

Blissings, Dena

Thank you for being here. If this is one of your first visits, please consider subscribing for free email or RSS updates.
If you liked this article, please share its gifts with your friends & family.

2 comments
Krishnakamini
Krishnakamini

This written memory was sent to me, in a birthday card, several years ago, by my oldest daughter. On the front of the card is a quote by Maya Angelou. "Courage allows the successful woman to fail - and to learn powerful lessons from the failure - so that in the end, she didn't fail at all." Mom, I have learned and marveled at how our journeys affect each other -as mother and daughter as women, and as friends. As I learn more about myself, I learn more about you and women, and our lineage. I give thanks to you and to all the women before you, in our family across time. For your experiences and your lessons...messages and memories, that call forth to uncover a new freedom, a celebration of strong, wise, loving, flowing women...Women who know their own power and use it in love for the joy and growth and nurturing of themselves and others, but who know that being true and in love with their own essence comes first and is in fact what gives them power. Women who will love and cherish and bring forth a memory of our mothers and of the Mother Earth. I send you this in love and blessings and celebration of our journeys. In joy and love, Your daughter and ally in this trip of NOW!

dena
dena

Krishnakamini, your daughter's letter to you is precious. This treasured message clearly reflects a loving relationship the two of you nourish. I am grateful to you for sharing it here. Blissings, Dena

Previous post:

Next post: