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Nancy Roman

Dear Mom

Back in December, I wrote a post to my mother, apologizing for all the aggravation I caused her. I finally understood how aggravating I actually was, now that I had a dog who was demonstrating to me every possible aggravation a mother can feel.

I never showed that post to Mom, however. Sometimes she’s a little embarrassed that so many people know her through my blogging. I tell her not to worry:  I’m not exactly famous, so neither, unfortunately, is she. But she deserves to be in the Mother’s Hall of Fame in about a zillion categories: wisdom, integrity, cheerfulness, patience – to name a couple.

This year, for Mother’s Day, I have turned that blog into a little book.

I had it printed up, and I am delighted with the results.

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So this time, I will show it to her.

Here it is:

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the aggravated Mothers everywhere in the world!

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(PS – I would love to know if you think there might be a market for this little book. I am considering offering it for sale on this website.)

 

31 Comments

  1. That is so adorable!

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  2. Most deThefinitely. The lightbulb wold go on for so many kids as to the treasure of a “mom”. May I share this with my granddaughter as she has aspirations of being a writer, and if I do say so myself, she’s pretty good.

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    • Of course you can share! I am hoping to find a cost-effective print source so that I can offer this little book at a good price.

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      • Let me know if you publish it. This would be a great Birthday Gift for our Nursery School kids at church.

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  3. I think this is lovely…and very marketable!

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    • Cathy

      I love this! I would be happy to buy – it’s so cute. Theo is a natural.

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  4. Chris

    Absolutely Nanc!

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  5. Donna Walsh

    Nancy, you need to publish this. If you offer it for sale in another way, please let me know how I can buy a copy. I think anyone and everyone who have/had a loving relationship with their mother can relate to this. And the Theo illustrations are the cherry on top of the Sundae. I can see it in a bookstore. Really outstanding and heartwarming work.

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    • Thanks… I’m looking for the best way to get it done!

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  6. Deb

    Nancy this is wonderful! Your words, combined with those adorable pictures of Theo hit the nail squarely on the head. I would love to get a copy and have my granddaughters present it to their mom on a future Mother’s Day. Please do publish!

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  7. This is wonderful! You should absolutely publish it. I wish I had done something as clever and heartfelt as that for my mother when she was alive (she belongs in the Mother’s Hall of Fame too).

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    • I am SO fortunate that I can still see her and be with her.

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  8. Nicely done.

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  9. That book is so adorable!!! I would by it if I saw it in stores

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  10. LOVED it!

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  11. Yes! It’s such a sweet little book and I can see it being a great gift for mothers everywhere.

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  12. It’s wonderful. I’m sure it would sell.

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  13. Jean R.

    Reading this book was a great way to start my morning! It’s so cute and right on target of what a mother does for her kids and how we don’t really appreciate her until we are doing the same sorts of things. I would absolutely buy this book and give it to my mom if she were still alive. She used to call my dog her grand-dog. Have you priced it out at Blurb? They’re trade size books with soft covers are pretty reasonable but I think Amazon’s publishing will give you better marketing tools.

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    • I’m in conversation with a publisher. Hoping we can do it.

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  14. Elizabeth Bullard

    I love, love, love, love it! I’d buy it if I saw it! 🙂

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  15. lydiaschoch

    Aww, I love this story. You totally should publish it.

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  16. This is the kind of book I find (and buy) at Barnes and Nobles right by the cash registers. I think it’s great and would be a great mom gift.

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    • I am hoping to get it printed. I think it might be a draw at the book signings I do for my novels.

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  17. I loved this! And before I even got the end of your post, I was thinking that this would make a terrific book. I think you should publish it and sell it. I’d sure buy it!

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  18. Best present ever! Your dog is adorable! And yes, I am sure there is a market for this! — I would buy it!

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  19. mercyn620

    Very cute and go for it!

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  20. That is wonderful, I think all of us could say this to a mother in our life.

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  21. This is excellent!!! I love it. I hope your Mom did, too. I think if you had it all ready to go for Mother’s Day 2019 you could make a fortune on this book. You would sell out long before the day.

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