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A Storybook to Cherish

April 8, 2013   

“There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.”
—Jill Churchill

A couple of years after Kay Rytting’s husband died, some of her children began to worry that she was starting to feel that she had not been a great mother. When Laura Rytting, Kay’s daughter-in-law, heard about this concern, she knew just what to do—after all, she is a Heritage Maker! What Kay needed was a meaningful Mother’s Day gift, a storybook, filled with heart-felt thoughts and memories from her grown children.

“My husband is one of 12 siblings,” says Laura, “and they aren’t a verbally gushing type of family. But I knew if I gave them a chance to express their feelings of appreciation toward their mother, they would all jump on board.”

As it turned out, Laura was right! All 12 children replied almost immediately, and were eager to be a part of this special gift. read more …