How I Learned to Like My Mom: Forgive Those You Love … Before It’s Too Late by Dorenda Doyle
Set in Southwest Oklahoma, this is the story of a beautiful, talented woman who drank too much, parented too little, and married SEVEN times. She just happened to be my mother, whom I loved, but decidedly did not like. Miles and years later, after being required to prepare her eulogy, I began to unravel my mother’s complicated life. The more I uncovered, the more I realized I had not known my mother well enough to like her. So, this is MY story as well–how I learned to like this mom I loved, how I came to realize that forgiveness is one of our greatest gifts, and ultimately, realizing that Mom, despite her many faults, taught me a most important lesson–to pull myself up by my bootstraps! This book is for anyone who had a difficult or traumatic childhood because of alcohol, abuse, divorce, neglect or poverty; most especially, it is for someone who needs forgiveness in their life. GREAT MOTHERS DAY GIFT!