If you were to write a book about your relationship with your Mother, what would you title it?
Really, what would it be called? I'd like to know.
In my case, I've thought of titles like: "Searching for Mother," "The Dutiful Daughter," and "A Daughter's Final Gift."
Right now I'm reading a fascinating book by Patricia Beard (1999) entitled: Good Daughters.
FYI, on page 18 she lists the goals of the "good daughter":
~ To help our mothers find meaning and comfort at the end of their lives.
~To have relationships with them that satisfy us both, and to engage with them as adults, with mutual respect.
~To love our mothers as uncritically as we did when we were children- or at least to be better than we have been lately at showing them that we love them.
What do you think about these?
Any you would change or add?
God bless you and your mother.