On Discovering Mother Figures

Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown. In my heart it don’t mean a thing. Toni Morrison, author

I’m using my “stay at home” time to write a new book. This one is historical fiction. The main characters are my great grandparents, Elizabeth and Charles Horn (shown in photo), pioneers who originally lived in a sod house on the Nebraska prairie in the Loup River Valley. 

Lately, I’ve wondered why I’m finding so much joy in writing this story. One idea that came to mind was that I’m getting to know and making friends with my great grandmother. Although she is only fifteen at the beginning of my story, it’s like having a new mother-figure in my life. To me, she is very real and part of who I am. One never knows where they’ll find a mother figure.

Affirmation: I have found a new mother figure.

Coaching questions: Where have mother figures popped up in your life? What difference did they make?