What I Learned From Jane is the story of how a child born with severe brain damage changed her mother's life.
"After that, someone asked if I wanted to make a Christmas ornament with Jane's hand prints on it, so I did. One of the nurses had also made one for her the day before so I put mine in the box next to hers and we gathered up our things and went home.
When we got home it was about midnight. I still wasn't walking very well and on my way to the door I dropped one of the Christmas ornaments and it broke. David wondered what was taking so long so he came back to find me.
'Are you coming in?' he asked.
I didn't say anything; I was just looking at the ground and crying.
He said, 'Oh, the ornament broke.'
Then he took me in his arms and held me for a long time.
Later that night after we had gone to bed I told David that I wasn't sad about losing the ornament.
'It just seemed so symbolic,' I said. 'She's broken.' "
Author Mollie Player attempts feats of great strength, then writes about what happens. Her goals include: daily meditation, homeschooling her kids, not arguing with her spouse and, of course, finding inner peace. Her plans don’t always work out, but when they do, the results are awesome. And when they don’t, well, it keeps things interesting.
Player's writing is available on Amazon and on mollieplayer.com.