The other night I had the privilege of sending out the digital version of my book to my Pubslush supporters. I can’t tell you what an honor it was to finally be able to give everyone who supported my book a tangible piece of what I’ve been pouring my heart and soul into these past seven months.
Pushing send was both exhilarating and absolutely nerve-wracking. It’s always a gamble when you’re showing someone your work of art for the very first time. There’s no way to predict how people will react.
I tossed and turned all night, but when I woke up the next morning my fears were calmed. The feedback pouring in leaves me lost for words.
Here’s what people are saying about their first glimpse of You Are the Mother of All Mothers:
OMG Angela! It’s beautiful. Thank you. I can’t wait to sit down and read my hard copy, but when I opened the ebook, I had to go straight to the memorial page to see it… I just bawled when I saw my baby’s name. It’s so amazing and beautiful and special. Thank you, this will be so healing for my husband and I. ~ Julie
I want to read it over and over again!!! It’s perfect Angela, absolutely perfect! Thank you!!!
Angela, I am in awe. This is beautifully written and illustrated. Thank you for allowing my son to be part of this amazing book. I cannot wait to read it over and over again, in the hopes it finally sinks in. With love, Sherri
Oh Angela, it’s beautiful and perfect. AMAZING! I am sooooooooooooo very very very very very very very very excited. ~ Jessica
Wow wow wow. It is amazing, the art work is beautiful, the words are touching, and even though I’ve read it before, this format is makes it even more powerful. I am so proud of you and honored to know you. ~ Amy
Wow – I love it. It is SO perfect. ~ Emily
It’s a piece of art. ~ Maripili
I’m in tears. At work mind you… what was I thinking opening this at work this morning?! It’s incredible… it’s all completely amazing. The artwork is simply captivating and takes you on the journey. I love the dark purple one, gorgeous. Wow. ~ Jacinta
It is so beautiful. It is so valuable. I think it’ll save lives. Truly. ~ Hannah
Oh, Angela. Your book… your book… oh my heart. From “Para Noah, el latido de mi corazón” all the way through to seeing Luna’s name, my girl, her full, beautiful, complete name there… “I will carry you, here and there, there and here…”. My Lord… Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. I am overwhelmed with the beauty, the rawness. Thank you, thank you. ~ Cheli
I can not wait to receive it! And buy more to give. Pure love this book is! ~ Amy
OMG!! YES!!! ALL CAPS BECAUSE IM YELLING AND JUMPING UP AND DOWN!!! I am so happy right now!! How amazing for you to produce such a beautiful gift for all of us to hold onto! How you were able to do it I will never understand! You stayed focused and through blood, sweat and tears YOU made this all a reality! God bless you Angela and may you absolutely enjoy every good thing that comes your way because of this!! ~ Cheryl
“31 years later, I still need to hear this. Thank you.”“Angela! It is a masterpiece! Oh. my. drenchygoodness! It really is triumphant. I can hear the trumpets of the heart. YOU are such a testimony of taking the heart break of all heart breaks and making something beautiful of it. The world needs you so very badly. Congratulations on this amazing book!” ~ Rachel
These leave me speechless. In awe. Grateful. I’m floating in a pool of joyful tears. I can’t put into words what it feels like to finally see this dream of mine coming to fruition: every bereaved mother in the world will soon be able to hold this book in her hands. Every friend or family member will soon be able to give this book to the bereaved mother in their life. This is the book I’ve longed for every moment of every day in my own grief journey these past six years. This is the book I searched the shelves for but could never find.
But now, it’s here for everyone. No matter your story. No matter how much time has passed since your loss. This book is for you, sweet mama.
From my heart straight to yours.
photo credit: Kerry Kresl