Sally was the only one who knew all about my mom. Sally and I had been friends since fifth grade. We'd met over a ladybug. “Do you want to see my ladybug?” I'd been hanging out by myself, waiting for the bell to signal lunch was over.
Author: Phylis Mantelli
Publisher: Redemption Press
Category: Family & Relationships
In her memoir Unmothered: Life with a Mom Who Couldn’t Love Me, popular blogger and speaker Phylis Mantelli takes readers on the roller-coaster journey of growing up with an alcoholic, narcissistic mother. Though often made to feel worthless as a daughter, Phylis, by God’s grace, eventually breaks through the pain and replaces it with a heart of a daughter who loves her mom unconditionally. Her book offers hope and encouragement to those struggling with dysfunctional family relationships.
I thought it would make his life easier if I would be her friend, too, and take some of her time.” Mom frowned as she turned a corner. “So are you her friend because you like her, or are you just pretending so you can be with Leo?
Author: Jill Penrod
Publisher: Jill Penrod
When eight year-old Leo Jansen watches Meg Kenton move in across the street, he has no idea the bossy girl will become his best friend. She is pink and sunshine and boldness, and while Leo’s family falls apart, her world is his sanctuary. Then she leaves for two years that becomes four, and Leo’s life goes to pieces. After Meg returns, lonely and doubting her worth, she looks for the boy who used to be her friend. She finds a young man she doesn’t recognize, a mean, rough troublemaker who can't stand her. Yet she’s drawn to him, and she asks God to help her reach the old Leo she used to know. She’s certain he’s still in there somewhere. But Leo is guarding dangerous secrets, and should Meg get too close, she'll figure them out. If he doesn’t do something to get rid of her, the last strands of his existence will come apart. And yet he wants to be the boy she’s looking for, not the monster he needs her to see. With the help of the garden and Meg’s parents, who understand all too well the hardships of growing up, maybe Meg can save Leo’s life, and he can turn around and rescue her heart. The Lion and the Ladybug is part of the Terry’s Garden series, tales about a love that touches generations and a garden where God heals broken hearts.
I think Bianca knew about my love for Ladybugs because that night, I am not sure if it was a dream or if indeed I went there, but there it was: Ladybug Kingdom ... It was nice to see how the Mom Ladybugs would take care of their babies.
Author: B. M. Russell
Publisher: WestBow Press
This book summarizes the adventures a child had while her Mom was sick. A great friendship developed between Tiffany and Bianca, a character that would step out of the closet every night. Bianca would take care of her, bringing Tiffany safety and company during the long nights without her mother.
“I really do love this desert, even though it's full of scary critters,” Moochi said. ... so she let her friend chatter on about rodeos and barrel racing events until the opportunity presented itself when Ladybug mentioned how difficult ...
Author: Mary Ann Hutchison
Publisher: Pen and Publish Inc
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Moochi and her friends love Mariachi music. The teens have formed a band and are working hard and saving money to go to Tucson to participate in the Annual International Mariachi Conference. Their friendship is tested by unforeseen problems, that threaten to break up their band.
I'm really lucky to have wonderful friends, thought Adrienne. I'm going to give them some of my favorite clothes and ... If you think it's Ok. We'd like to invite your friends, and of course, John Harrington. ... I need to ask my Mom.
Author: Dr. Martha Casas
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Ladybugs and Wind Chimes describes Adrienne Abbott’s struggle over the death of her twin sister, Arielle. Her guilt for her sister’s death has caused her to feel terrible anxiety. In wanting to escape her emotional roller coaster, she decides to take her life. However, at the moment she’s about to commit suicide, Adrienne chooses to live and receives help from her parents, grandparents, and her therapist. Adrienne’s two best friends, Gina and Ana, also stand by her and support her through her struggle. The book describes how Adrienne copes with bullying after her classmates learn that she wanted to kill herself. Ladybugs and Wind Chimes is a self-help book for young teens, and what makes this book special is that Adrienne reaches out to the Lord to help her work through her guilt, writing letters to God in her journal as a way of staying connected to Him.
The ladybugs became my friends. ... I was never upset when my little friends “flew away home” because I knew that their house was on fire and they needed to ... My mother never objected to my ladybug love because my sister liked snakes ...
Author: Rita Silvestri
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This is Ritas second book. Like the first one, The World Needs Medjugorje, it is a memoir based on her experiences with miracles and those of others. Rita has been writing all her life but never attempted to write a book until she felt she had lived long enough to have interesting stories to tell. Now that she feels she has lived in some interesting places, lived through some interesting times, and has something interesting to tell, she is reaching out to you, the reader, to help her relive and enjoy this world through your eyes.
The kind of unconditional love that came from my mom. I believed we had the ability to get ... She quit the factory because she found out from her friends there was a “better” way to make a living. She and my dad had a divorce so that ...
Author: S.W. Wolfe Long
Publisher: S.W. Wolfe Long
The story follows the life of an Asian girl living in Canada named Wanda Leung. We embark on a journey with her as she struggles with her inner self from childhood through adulthood. Along the way, Wanda suffers from many traumatic events that eventually destroys her mental state. Shortly after, when hopelessness seems to consume her entirely, certain enigmatic events guides her to a new path in life. Wanda starts to go through a rigorous healing process, which ultimately leads to self-discovery. The purpose of this book is to help the reader see themselves through Wanda's experiences. It is never too early or too late to start working on your mental health.
When I was little, my mother didn't go to work because she was taking care of my brothers and me. Before breakfast, my mom made me change into ... Lady Bug—fessiea Martinez The Case of the DVD Players Brenda Section I]: Love 45 My Mother.
An Inspirational Salute to My Mother, Madeline Chinn Naas, 1929–2001 David W. Brower. grandmother that was inside and on the ... They're not just plants to me; they're more like friends or children. ... Ladybugs and bumblebees abound.
Author: David W. Brower
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Madeline Chinn Naas was born with a zest for life and for a love of adventure, but at the end of the day it was family that was really the most important part of her life. In late 1928, her family lost their sheep ranch in Utah while The Great Depression was in full swing. Knowing there were opportunities to survive elsewhere, her Dad and her 6 brothers piled into the car and moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho. Left behind was her Mother and her 4 sisters. Her Mom drove a horse drawn wagon the 500 miles, with the girls, to join the family. Madeline was still in still in her mother’s belly during this journey. She’d be born January 11, 1929. David W. Brower pays tribute to his mom in this book, tracing her upbringing as well as her inspiring battle with esophageal cancer and leukemia. He also looks back his mom’s family, her husband’s, and her 6 brothers and 5 sisters, specifically her sister Leda. David also shares his vulnerability when talking about his relationships with his wives, his children, his friends, and even his employers. In sharing his story, he explores his thoughts about prayer and faith, specifically by giving examples of how God “works all things for good.”(Romans 8-28) As a longtime cancer survivor, he also talks about how health issues affect someone’s loved ones. Join the author as he celebrates the unconditional love between a mom and her son and reveals how he helped his mom pass with grace, love, and dignity.
“Talk to my mom,” Lori said. “I have half a cupcake left,” she added generously, holding it up. The nurse laughed. “Thanks, but you look like you need it more than I do. You have some friends waiting outside,” she added, ...
Author: Donna Ball
Love is in the air in this delightful novel-third in the bestselling Ladybug Farm series from award-winning author Donna Ball. Renovating a broken-down mansion in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley gave three lifelong friends a welcome second chance. But after taking the biggest risk of their lives, are these women also willing to risk their hearts? All the effort Cici, Lindsay, and Bridget have put into transforming an historic but overgrown farm into an upscale winery and special events business is paying off-Ladybug Farm has been chosen to host a society wedding. What this really means is that they are about to be invaded by warring mothers-in-law, a Bridezilla, and a completely clueless groom. They have their hands full keeping Ladybug Farm from descending into total chaos. But there's something about a wedding...
You will never believe what happened! Our house has become one huge ladybug mansion. Mom is going bonkers! We learned in school that ladybugs love to crawl onto leaves and into cracks in trees. I found out that they crawl into cracks in ...
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Provide focused practice for sixth graders in areas such as comprehension, vocabulary, language, and reasoning. Grade-appropriate flash cards, completion chart, and skills matrix are also provided. Meets NCTE standards.
Introduction :----------- when I was A KD, MY mom sewed me a fluffy little bunny doll that I called Usagi-chan. ... I listed the puffy, unwieldy thing I was sewing and marveled that it actually looked like ladybug wings.
Author: Sanae Ishida
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Sew adorable animal-themed projects for kids' room decor, handmade toys, and wearable accessories. Create beautiful handmade animal friends for the whole family: a darling whale teether, adorable fox baby slippers, stackable animal blocks, a sweet lion throw pillow, or a fuzzy sheep backpack! Perfect for gifting, these one-of-a-kind handmade treasures are sure to be cherished. Inspired by the beautiful simplicity of Japanese and Scandinavian design, these projects will delight the creator as much as the recipient. 15 beginner-friendly projects with 35+ variations. Includes lookbook at the front followed by a sewing and embroidery primer, project instructions with photos and step-by-step illustrations, and templates at the back.
Author: Brenda Love FegenbushPublish On: 2010-03-16
Brenda Love Fegenbush ... “But what about my friends” Zipporah cried, “You will make new friends” Her mom promised. But Zipporah still cried,” I don't want new friends, I like my old ones just fine” and then ran to her room.
Author: Brenda Love Fegenbush
Publisher: Holy Fire Publishing
Anndillia is the only gold ladybug in the village and all the girls are jealous of her, but they find out she wants to be like them. They become friends but two of the girls have to move away their dads in the military, but they come home to visit.
When I'm old and sick and too tired to feed myself and too weak to dress myself, you'll do it for me just like I did for ... they had always depended upon—their mother—might need them to take care of her was more than an inconvenience.
Author: Donna Ball
Their husbands were gone, their families were grown, and the future stretched out before them like an unfulfilled promise... Tired of always dreaming and never doing, Cici, Lindsay, and Bridget make a life-altering decision. Uprooting themselves from their comfortable lives in the suburbs, the three friends buy a run-down mansion, nestled in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley. They christen their new home "Ladybug Farm," hoping that the name will bring them luck. As the friends take on a home improvement challenge of epic proportions, they encounter disaster after disaster, from renegade sheep and garden thieves to a seemingly ghostly inhabitant. Over the course of a year, overwhelming obstacles make the three women question their decision, but they ultimately learn that sometimes the best things can happen when everything goes wrong...
You're going to laugh but, I found once I wrote one thing then, five, then ten “I love's,” I almost couldn't stop. ... I love compliments, I love steak, I love my mom and dad, I love my sister, I love my best friends, I love romance, ...
Author: Alena Naron
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
I am just an ordinary woman turned “extraordinary” through circumstances. I touch others through my own tragedies by giving them hope and encouragement and reminding them that sometimes the richest people are those who have endured tragedy, pain, sadness, and struggle, allowing them to lead a more abundant life. Never would I change my life experiences. My greatest gift is my endless compassion for others, and my sincerest hope is to bring each and every one of you the gift of pure joy, the kind of joy that enlarges your heart and brings tears to your eyes. I have laughed at adversity, tragedy, failure, poor health, and financial devastation. Yet I am so very rich! Yes, it was God who told me to contact you through my book and his words. If you met me personally, you would understand this is not my ego talking. I am only repeating what God told me. “I am.” “You are.” “We are all destined for greatness!”
Mother's. Lessons. Can. Last. a. Lifetime. I have learned many things from my mother. ... That faith is stronger than fear, that the love of family and friends is powerful, that each day is a gift and that the fortunate daughter never ...
Author: Jack Canfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The charm of the perfect Mother's Day gift-card with the inspiration and warmth only Chicken Soup can provide. "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." For those of us who aren't poets, it isn't always easy. To Mom, with Love gives everyone who has ever been at a loss for words the perfect expression of the love in their hearts and souls. This nostalgic gift book, with bright and cheerful interior designs combined with short stories, quotes, affirmations and tender thoughts beautifully express our appreciation and devotion for the myriad daily miracles moms bring to our lives.
Alison, thank you for your time and dedication to help out your Mom with her dream! I love you so very much! My dear friend and mentor, Alison Normore, PhD, thank you for writing the Forward for Stories From The Heart: The Ladybug Wish ...
Author: Heather A. Oliver
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Have you ever been in the circle of a rainbow? Have you ever driven under three rainbows? Have you ever had a wolf smile at you? You will be surprised, touched and invited into a way of experiencing your life that will feel like a breath of fresh air. If you need encouragement to open your heart to life, this book will surely move you in that direction. If you have pondered the true meaning of life, in these pages you will find answers from a fellow explorer who has discovered marvelous treasures on the path. Heather approaches life with a presence and openness that is rare. These stories from the heart are also a powerful reminder to notice the beauty and magic that surrounds us. Seen through Heathers eyes, the ordinary events of our life can become extraordinary opportunities filled with possibility. Alison Normore, PhD Her stories make you really, really think hard about everything around you. Her stories paint pictures in my head. You should look closer at everything you seefrom the smallest bug to the biggest mountain. Ryan, age 9
... FOR BOYS LOOKS OKAY TO ME IF I MY BEST FRIEND THE BIG, BAD DOG THERE'S A BUG IN MY TUB FIREFLY LITTLE LADYBUG A MILLION STARS SUMMER STARS THE ONLY SOUND I HEAR ON MY BEDROOM WALL WHEN THE NIGHT COMES SOMETIMES I LIKE THE RAIN QUIET ...
Author: Gary W. Fort
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
In this wonderful and heartfelt collection of children's poetry, Gary W. Fort captures the experiences of growing up. Mom, I Love Spaghetti includes poems about dreams, fear of the dark, bedtime, playing baseball, and eating pizza and popcorn. Every child will identity with these universally-themed poems and parents will delight in the high-quality, evocative writing. Gary W. Fort lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and has been writing poetry for over 25 years. His inspiration comes from the love of God and Jesus Christ. Mr. Fort is currently working on his next collection of poetry, entitled I Like Parades, and developing another book of poetry called Mom, Read To Me. Publisher's website: