The StoryCorps project is all about gathering and sharing information. StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose goal it is to “provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.”
And this year, just in time for Mother’s Day, StoryCorps presents Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps, edited by David Isay. This collection of interviews features stories about and from mothers, falling into three categories: Wisdom, Devotion and Enduring Love. I started reading it as I sat on the bleachers waiting for my daughter at gymnastics, and the tears started to flow.
These heartfelt and touching stories are sure to strike a chord with everyone; these are stories of unconditional love and support, of commitment, forgiveness, and endurance. The speakers of these stories encompass a wide range of ages, ethnicities, social classes and relationships–and what they show is that the bond we have with our mothers is one that transcends all of these things. We’re bound by love.
Find the book at your favorite bookseller or the StoryCorps website.