Happy Mother’s Day

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Life begins with the concept of motherhood. The terms are virtually inseparable as you can’t have one without the other under most conditions in the human world. And while mothers come in all different forms, today is the day to celebrate them no matter how they’re part of our lives. Whether it’s our own mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, stepmothers, mothers-in-law, or someone in our family or circle of friends, we all know one or many who have unbelievably touched us for the better.

My own mother is a prime example, and while she doesn’t follow my blog (she’s not online often), someone I know — I’m sure — will tell her about this post. And when they do, they will tell her that I think she’s undoubtedly the most generous, wonderful, and caring woman in my life. She’s done everything she could for me throughout the years and I’ll be eternally grateful. From wisdom to gently knocking me upside the head (figuratively) when I needed to get back on course, my mother is a genuine and amazing role model. Thank you to her for everything I’ve become, as it wouldn’t have happened with you.


My mother is not the only woman out there who fits into this description. Perhaps you’re one of them. Or you know someone who is. Tell them you love them. Let them know how amazing they are. And so… to all of you who fit this description, you are amazing. I’m glad we’re connected via our blogs, social media, or texting… whatever the form of our communication: Thank you for being part of my life.


As a quick aside, motherhood in my first two books is pretty core when it comes to the central theme. Whether it’s Olivia in Watching Glass Shatter trying to reassemble her family after a devastating accident, Amalia learning what it means to have a mother who abuses you in Father Figure, or any of the supporting characters trying to figure out their relationships… women like Janet, Molly, Diane, Sarah, or Margaret, these women all share one thing in common: they are mothers in some way, shape, or form to people around them. It’s in this relationship I find the beauty and energy of love, pain, emotions, and selfless choices. And that’s why it’s always something close to my heart and front-n-center in my books. I choose to celebrate motherhood however I can.


41 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day

    bunsareallthatyourequirehere said:
    May 13, 2018 at 10:21 AM

    What a wonderful post. Your mother sounds so amazing.

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    susandyer1962 said:
    May 13, 2018 at 10:44 AM

    Awww beautiful!!😭

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    scr4pl80 said:
    May 13, 2018 at 10:53 AM

    What a wonderful tribute. Your mother must be very proud of you.

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    thebookwormdrinketh said:
    May 13, 2018 at 11:15 AM

    Great post!!! Happy Mother’s Day?? I don’t know if that’s proper to say when, clearly, neither of us are mothers!! But, Happy Mother’s Day to your Mother than!!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 13, 2018 at 11:20 AM

      Yes, we can still share it! 🙂 Your Star Wars pages are open and will be my afternoon reading after the gym. 🙂

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        thebookwormdrinketh said:
        May 13, 2018 at 11:29 AM

        Ha ha! Well, let me know what you think! Don’t worry about breaking my little heart…. It was broken long ago. I’m still convinced that George Lucas told me to stop writing because he was jealous I was so much better at it than him! 😉😂😂

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        May 13, 2018 at 11:29 AM

        Clearly that is the truth. He should be ashamed.

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    lisarey1990 said:
    May 13, 2018 at 11:49 AM

    Beautiful post.

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    robbiesinspiration said:
    May 13, 2018 at 1:04 PM

    A lovely tribute to your Mother, Jay. It is Mother’s Day here in South Africa today too.

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    The Cozy Pages said:
    May 13, 2018 at 1:26 PM

    A beautiful and inspired post.
    Hope your mom is having a wonderful day.

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    Beware Of The Reader said:
    May 13, 2018 at 1:31 PM

    All mothers deserve to be celebrated today Jay! Yours, mine, every mother on the planet because it’s a constant job asking for much love and dedication 🙂

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    janieleeds said:
    May 13, 2018 at 1:42 PM

    Please tell your Mom Happy Mother’s Day and let her know that there are many of us online who think she did an amazing job of raising a loving, kind, caring son! ♥

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    Gayla Magee Stevens said:
    May 13, 2018 at 2:02 PM

    Love this post.
    Your mother sounds like a lovely person. She obviously did a good job of raising you.

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    tylerus said:
    May 13, 2018 at 2:05 PM

    A wonderful post. God Bless, my friend. 🙂

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    Jina Bazzar said:
    May 13, 2018 at 4:24 PM

    that’s very sweet. your mom is a lucky woman.

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    dtills said:
    May 13, 2018 at 5:23 PM

    A beautiful tribute! And, she must be an amazing woman, as is evidenced by her wonderful son 😊

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    Martie said:
    May 13, 2018 at 5:49 PM

    Wonderful words for your mom.

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    Lashaan (Bookidote) said:
    May 13, 2018 at 8:21 PM

    Great post to worship all those powerful women. Thanks for sharing and Happy Mother’s day, Jay. 🙂

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    This is one of the loveliest tributes to motherhood I’ve ever read Jay. Your mom must be so proud!😊

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    cwhiteweb said:
    May 14, 2018 at 9:13 AM

    “gently knocking me upside the head (figuratively)” hehehe
    she sounds like a gem. Just like a Mother should be.

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    Roda said:
    May 14, 2018 at 3:42 PM


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