Woke up this morning and realised who Dolly Dog may represent in the children’s story Harrison Braves The Hill: the mother I aspire to be and the mother I had.

I am a great fan of The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, and in particular his poem on Children. Subliminally, it must have been the foundation of the character.

Dolly is the parent who does not push her agenda but patiently and steadily stands by in silent support, like the Archer in the poem.

So the important decision made is the child’s. 

As every decision should be in one’s child’s life.

DO NOT BUY  MY BOOK TODAY. It is Mother’s Day today in the USA and has been adopted in other countries as such too. I would not want the founder of Mother’s Day across the pond Anna Jarvis turning in her grave as she abhorred the commercialisation of the day. 

Please, however,  do consider my book (on any other day!)  as a gift for your child or a child you know as there are edifying messages within, some of which I am only now realising myself – even though I wrote the book……

In the meantime, let me leave you with the reason today is Mother’s Day – a prayer by a mother answered through her daughter:

I hope and pray that someone, sometime, will found a memorial mothers day commemorating her for the matchless service she renders to humanity in every field of life. She is entitled to it.

Ann Reeves Jarvis