Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Loving The Mother

I am late in joining in with the many blog posts about The Mother Magazine and the support she is in need of at the moment.
Partly, well no fully, because I knew I could never find the words to explain how I feel about this magazine, the community of Mother readers and the richness it has all brought to my life.

I have subscribed from the beginning ( yes I have that much sought after Issue 1 ) and from that very first read, my relationship with The Mother has grown and blossomed.

She has lead me down paths I would never have traveled ( holding my hand all the way )

She held me in the middle of the night in those early breastfeeding days, when I thought I couldn't breastfeed, wrong latch, wrong position, not enough milk ... for every worry I had, there were words to tell me I could and I did.

She has introduced me to friends that I will LOVE forever and ever.

She has taught me endless lessons, that have comforted, healed and nurtured me.

I am a better person for knowing Her.

And at the heart of this incredible magazine is an amazing family, who inspire me daily.
My strength of feeling for them, knows no bounds.
Veronika's wise and kind words telling me that it was ok to take my babies back into the heart of our home for their education rather than leaving them sad and lonely at school are words that happily changed our lifes forever.
I knew that many hands held us when Emma Joan died and we continue to feel the Love for her from this amazing community of Mother friends.
I could not be without this magazine and so, as She is struggling in these difficult financial times I would like to offer those of you who have never seen The Mother the chance to read a copy and begin your relationship with Her.
I have 2 copies from this year to send ... anywhere to anybody.
Please leave a comment telling me why you'd like to received one of these issues.


Charlotte said...

I already subscribe to TM so don't need any sending but just wanted to echo what a wonderful and magazine it is. I've only been reading for the last 6 months but find it challenging and inspirational. Definately worth a try for those who haven't read it.

Good on you Mama

Charlotte xx

Simple Mama said...

I would love to read a copy of this magazine. I'm not familiar with it - for a moment I thought you were speaking of Mothering magazine. Not the same, correct?

Simple Mama said...

See above post.

However....I see that you are in the UK...and I'm certain that shipping overseas is quite expensive. I hope your magazines find a home and wonderful new readers somewhere closer to you. :)

Tammy said...

How is it I've never heard of this magazine???

It sounds like a comforting and uplifting you have come to love. :)

I'm with Simple Mama, in knowing it costs a lot to ship overseas, but wanted you to know how much I enjoyed reading this post of yours.

Laura said...

Well said Denise. I have been reading for just over two years i think and it has made such a huge difference to my life, in the way that nothing else has. The Mother is part of me and i can honestly say barely a day goes by without me referring to it in some way, either by reading or mentally recalling something i have read. I am so looking forward to coming to camp next year. Are you going? I'd love to meet you finally. :)

Sarah said...

Wow, I have never heard of this magazine, but seeing how passionate you are about it makes me want to thats for sure.

Dawn said...

Having seen many blog posts on the wonders of The Mother magazine, and the love that people hold in their hearts for it, that I now wonder what I'm missing. It would be lovely to have an introduction to TM to see what paths it leads me to.

Lou said...

I have subscribed to the Mother recently and have really enjoyed reading it. I wish I had had it when Charlotte was tiny but I have passed it on to a friend to look at. I am lloking forward to the new copy winging it's way to Portugal.

Taking Time said...

What a beautiful post about TM!! I too subscribe so do not need the copies but what a wonderful idea to post some out!!


* * said...

so lovely to hear your beautiful thoughts on this magazine! I understand just what you are saying and feel the same as you already know about Mothering magazine. Count me out, I am already looking forward to receiving a copy : ) Many warm wishes!

Unknown said...

Looks like a great magazine! I read Mothering Magazine and just love it, but have not heard of The Mother! Thanks for sharing this!

Hear Mum Roar said...

I've never heard of this magazine, but it does sound fantastic!