The Book

Publication Date:  August 24, 2012
Price: $12.99 + shipping and handling

How does one live with the stigma of mental illness looming in their family? How does one overcome the fear of one day becoming mentally ill like their mother? Where does one turn for healthy emotional bonding when their mother is incapable?

In “Walking My Mother Home,” one of nine stories in “Journeys to Mother Love.” Ardis takes you on a journey of self discovery as she is stretched outside of her comfort zone to minister to her mentally ill mother at the end of her life.

Along the way, Ardis finds a kindred spirit with Rosa, the mother of the Spanish exchange student that lived with her family.  The two mothers encouraged and prayed for each other though 5,300 miles apart, and neither spoke the other’s native language.

When both of their mothers pass away just three weeks apart, the stage was set for uniting the families in eternity as well as here on earth.

In the process of letting go, Ardis finds healing and forgiveness. She finds the capacity to love her mother in a way that she never thought possible.  And, ultimately she finds herself.

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For more information about “Journeys to Mother Love”, check out Cladach Publishing.

Visit to read blog posts by the contributors of this book, share the story of your personal journey, and find helps for healing in mother/daughter relationships.

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    I'm an author, writer, speaker, mentor & mom. I've struggled to find my voice all my life as I lived in the shadows of a mother with mental illness. Thankfully that was not the legacy that she handed down to me. It took a lot of recovery and deep healing work to rise above it.

    I am thankful to God for Making Me Bold in the process. Now I use my writing and speaking voice to help others on their journey to turn healing into hope.

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