Welcome to this special Mother’s Day edition of the Sunday Book Club! Today I thought we’d (appropriately enough) talk about our favorite fictional moms.
This is my mom:
She’s not fictional, of course, but she is my favorite. (You know, they do say that truth is stranger than fiction…. I should probably just leave that one alone.) My mom is my best friend. We love to laugh together – as you may be able to tell from these pictures, even from one of our earliest photos together there in the bottom left corner of the collage. We both struggle with chronic illness, but she has taught me so much over the years about how to find true and honest joy outside of my circumstances and how to keep connected to Jesus, the only real Source of Strength and Peace when you’re in constant pain. As I watched her lovingly care for my grandmother who suffered from Alzheimer’s, Mom taught me how to be a better daughter and a better woman. She’s the person I get lost with the most often (seriously. One time we were trying to go from KY to Cincinnati and ended up in Indiana!), laugh with the hardest, and admire the most. She’s also a fabulous Mimi to my nephew!
But what about fictional moms in literature? Who are some of your fave moms you’ve met on the pages of a book?
A couple of mine would be:
Molly Weasley from the Harry Potter series
the Porter matriarch from Becky Wade’s Porter Family series
Any fictional grandmothers make your list?
Elizabeth from Cathleen Armstrong’s A Place To Call Home series
Dodie Binder from Cynthia Ruchti’s An Endless Christmas
What about you? Who are your fave fictional moms and/or grandmas?