Friday, July 12, 2013

Listen to Your Mother

You probably didn't know (because I wasn't here to tell you) that I participated in Listen to Your Mother in Indianapolis this year around Mother's Day. Listen to Your Mother is a live show featuring readings of original essays about mothers and motherhood, and it's performed in 24 cities across the country. That's 24 cities times 14-ish essays per city, so that's... *quick math* ...almost 200 different points of view. Some are funny, some are sad, some are both. Here is mine:








I'm so grateful to have met such wonderful women during the rehearsal process. Some---like Amy Magan, Heather Sokol, and Michelle McNally---I've "known" in the Indy blogging world for a few years. We've Facebooked and Tweeted, and we've even seen each other once or twice. Now I actually know them, along with several other wonderful women.

Watch the whole playlist. Please. Whether you are an adoptive mother, someone with an aging mother, someone who's lost a mother, someone's who has struggled with being a mother, or if you just are or have a mother, there is a woman here you'll connect to. Probably more than one. We really had an amazing group, and every word assures you that you are not alone in this world.

I encourage you to seek out this show in your city next year. Better yet, be a part of it and share your story of motherhood. Click the Listen to Your Mother button at the top of this post for more information.

3 comments:

  1. Oh my. I'm sitting here with tears running down my cheeks. That was beautiful, Rachel. I can't believe you were only 3 when she died.

    It reminds me to not take this season of life for granted. Thanks for sharing this-loved it.

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    1. Me, too. It's hard when the days seem so long and the years are short!

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  2. I love your story and thanks for sending me the written version. I will come back and watch the video.

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