Does any one else feel overwhelmingly ordinary? Like you are knee deep in toys and messes and tantrums and there doesn’t quite seem to be an end in sight.
And yes, I know that this stage of life, of parenting is crucial. I totally understand the importance of every scrape I kiss, and Dr Seuss story that I read. These are not times of life that I would trade for anything.
But I’d be lying if I said that sometimes my heart didn’t yearn for more.
I want to impact the lives of my son and daughter, I want them to grow up feeling so well loved and cared for. I want them to be happy, healthy, nurtured and strong. I want the world for them, but I also want to spread my wings a bit and reach beyond the walls of my home.
That’s when opportunity came knocking, in the form of a group of amazing women who all had similar ambitions. Women who dreamed of reaching beyond their living rooms and being a part of something bigger.
And with that the Mom Quilt book was born. More than 65 mothers came together and wrote beautiful, heart wrenching and relatable stories about being “mom”.
When we started this project I had no idea what to expect from the stories. In fact, I was a bit nervous that none would be submitted and the other compilers and I would be found needing to write an entire book between the three of us.
Not only did over 60 other moms have the same passion and goal, they all poured their hearts out in the pages of this book. I’ve cried more times in the reading and piecing together of this project than I have over anything else in a long time.
There is beauty here, there is passion and most of all there is a love that stretches beyond what any one of us can do, because every last penny from book sales is being sent thousands of miles away to build a well for the Mercy House in Kenya. To impact a part of the world where moms aren’t quite as worried about preschool choices or “me time”. Instead they stress over clean water and what kind of an education their children will receive.
We want to lift that burden however we can, because at the end of the day, even though our day-to-day lives look drastically different, there are ties that bond us together. We are all moms who would do anything for our children and there is a fierce kind of love that unites across the oceans.
I want to invite you to be a part of this project with us. The book has been written, and the journey has already begun, but we still need more moms to who yearn to change the world with us to come and enjoy this book.
It is beautiful and wonderful and will impact your life in more ways than one. Each story is touching and will encourage your heart, and you will know that you are genuinely changing the lives of moms halfway across the world, who at heart, are not that much different than we are.
As a compiler of this book it has been amazing to see it come together. To watch as first-time authors take a brave step and submit their work to be published. To see as one by one moms from all across the world spend just $10 to buy a book and change a corner of the world.
We may be up to our ears in the ordinary, but I am so inspired to see how when we work together we’re able to see extraordinary things happen too. In the first 10 days this book has been for sale we’ve reached 10% of our goal. I’m in awe. Ordinary moms like you and me, and we’ve already sent over $4,000 towards funding this well. That’s incredible.
You can get your copy of the book by clicking below. The cost for the book is $9.99 and you can change that if you’d like to give more towards the well project. It is an ebook, so there are no overhead costs, and all of our designers, editors, compilers and authors did their work for free so that there would be no amount ever taken out of what is given towards this project.