A Week of Peace Meant Just for Mother
Pellmann, Trudy, The Christian Science Monitor
One week of solitude! I had dreamed about this ever since the first of my seven children entered my life - a long time ago.
This was going to be solitude at its best. Jogging along the beach and plenty of swimming would get my body into shape; some good books would feed my spirit. I would look after myself for a change. I deserved it! But the telephone brought me out of my reverie.
"How are you, Mom?" Daughter No. 1 was on the line. "Just thought I'd see what you were up to."
Before I knew it, I had given her the fabulous news.
"A cottage for a week!" she screeched, "and not even far from us?"
"It's more than two hours' drive, dear," I tried …
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Publication information: Article title: A Week of Peace Meant Just for Mother. Contributors: Pellmann, Trudy - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: May 31, 1996. Page number: 16. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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