Celebration of Mothers Story #1: “I Didn’t Pray for Pecans”


Did you get your copy of my new ebook I launched last week, The Celestial Guide to Family Devotionals? If not, click here, scroll to the bottom of the page, click “buy now” and get one! It’s only $2.99!!!!! A total bargain! Every Friday I am raising the price $1, and after June 5, the price goes up to $9.99. The Kindle version is coming out this week. It won’t have the pretty borders. Although, if you want the convenience of having it in your Kindle library, then get that one. I say, get both!

Anyway, in honor of Mother’s Day, I am sharing a series of stories from this ebook about the power of moms, motherhood, mother mentoring, and the same as applied to grandmas.

Today’s story is “I Didn’t Pray for Pecans” by Jane Orange. It appeared in the March 1986 issue of the Friend magazine, for children, published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this story, a little girl who lives in the country yearns to have a pretty dress so she isn’t teased by her city-living classmates. She asks her mom if it’s OK to pray for one and her mom says it is. After awhile, the little girl’s family gets a bag of pecans anonymously left on their doorstep. That gives the mom an idea! You can read the whole story here.

I just love how in this story, the little girl’s dream comes true, partly because of the mom’s intervention. It makes me wonder, what prayers are my children asking that could be answered by me, as a mom? What prayers did I have as a child that were answered by my mom? Hmmm…. time for some journal writing!

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