Happy (late) Mother’s Day everyone! 🙂 Presenting a Book Chat focusing on mothers everywhere, both fictional and real!
To All the Real Mothers Out There:
First of all, thank you.
Thank you for being so loving and so supportive.
Thank you for giving up everything for us to have the best life possible.
Thank you for cheering us on when we thought we couldn’t do it.
Thank you for tucking us into bed at night and holding us tight when we were scared.
Thank you for believing in us when even we didn’t believe in ourselves.
Thank you for always having patience during the years of temper-tantrums and food-throwing.
Thank you for showering us with kindness.
And most of all, thank you for making us the people we are today.
We love you so much!
To All the Fictional Mothers Out There:
Literature is chockfull of strong mother figures who are extremely brave, kind, generous, and inspiring. (Just like real ones!) 😀 Here are some of my all-time favourite mothers found in books!
- Natalie Prior from Divergent- Natalie is Tris’s mother, and extremely courageous! First of all, she supports Tris’s decision to switch to the Dauntless faction without a second thought. She also saves Tris from danger multiple times throughout “Divergent,” and in the end, dies protecting her daughter. Natalie Prior is amazing. (To take a peek at my Divergent reviews, check ’em out here and here.)
- Lily Potter from Harry Potter- Harry Potter’s mum, Lily Potter died while protecting a baby Harry from Voldemort’s killing curse. (“Avada Kedavra!”) In The Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry cannot be touched by Voldemort because Lily’s love for him is so strong. Not to mention that her love also vanquished Voldemort for ten years.
- Marmee from Little Women- Marmee is the mother of four girls who couldn’t be more different from each other, but love each other very much. She guides her daughters through hard times and happy times, playdates and weddings as they grow up. Marmee also teachers her daughters to be thankful for everything they have, to help others, to control their tempers. Her daughters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy try their best to please her and truly take her advice, which often turns out to be true.
- Aunt Polly from Tom Sawyer- Well, technically, Aunt Polly is not Tom Sawyer’s mum, but she does take care of him as her own child. She may act gruff at times, but she does her best, (after all, it can be quite hard to take care of an extremely mischievous boy) and Tom realizes that deep in her heart, Aunt Polly really loves and cares about him.
- Caroline Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie- From their time in the Big Woods to their time in Indian territory to their time at Plum Creek, Caroline, or Ma, took care of Laura, Mary, Carrie, and Grace. She’s protected the house while Pa was away, punched a bear, took the girls on their first train ride, helped everyone move out West, and supported her girls and husband all those years.
There you have it! Once again, thank you to all those great mamas (both real and fictional) who continue to inspire us all each and every day!