A Listen To Your Mother Season is never finished until the videos are live, viewed, and shared. Welcome to our 2015 Southeast Texas LTYM Show! (Click the photos or links to see the videos.)
Betty Davis Pruitt reading Sink or Swim. Betty was not a teenage mother. She was eleven years old when she learned she was expecting a baby. Her story is one of survival and triumph over one of life’s toughest challenge.
Christina Morales reading Milestones. Christina tells a heartwarming story about her children’s first day of school, one in kindergarten and the other starting high school.
Tassie Kalas Hewitt reading First Dance. Tassie takes us on a hilarious ride as she narrates driving her daughter home from her first dance. With a date.
Tiara Little reading Journey to the Center of Myself. Tiara tells the story of how giving birth to her daughter helped her find herself and become a stronger, more confident woman.
Nicole Huffman Hollins reading Hugs and Kisses. Nicole, a sexual abuse survivor, never intended to be a mother, but learned to embrace motherhood after her son was born. Until post-traumatic stress almost derailed their relationship.
Lauren Van Gerven reading My Favorite Fruitcake. Lauren’s mother is her favorite fruitcake. She recounts their adventures in these humorous stories.
Summer Lacy reading Control Freak. An almost tragic, freak accident caused Summer to question her faith and ask the question, “what if we lose control?”
Andy Coughlan reading The Yardstick. Andy shares about his often volatile, but perfectly normal to them, relationship with his “mum” and how stubbornness is possibly an inherited trait.
Due to technical difficulties, the last part of Andy’s reading was not recorded. His story is not complete without the ending.
I eventually married an American and decided to emigrate to The States. On Mother’s Day, a couple of months before leaving, I presented my mother with a yard stick, a full three-feet long, wrapped with a big red bow. She smiled and hugged me and we both laughed. My father just rolled his eyes. “I will never get you two,” he said. And as usual, my lovely mum and I looked at him confused. He was probably right. He just didn’t get it. But to mum and me, it made perfect sense.
Donna Gail Ellis reading How to Raise a Criminal. Donna shares the story of how her son became incarcerated and how she learned to forgive herself.
Jennifer P. Williams reading Learning to Drive. Jennifer takes us on the journey of when her mother taught her to drive and gave her the freedom to fly.
Also due to technical difficulties, Elaine’s reading did not record. We are emotional (lots of them – angry, frustrated, sad, disheartened…) about this occurring. Please read Elaine’s story, The Sunday Evening Call, on her blog. It is beautiful.
Or you can view the show in it’s entirety on YouTube – LTYM – Southeast Texas 2015.