Moms are usually the ones who give the hugs—hugs of encouragement, hugs of acceptance, hugs of forgiveness, and hugs of shared joy. This little book is a way to give some of the hugs back to Mom—hugs of love, thankfulness, devotion, and respect.
The pages of this very special book are filled with hug after hug that express your warmest feelings and appreciation for Mom. Each portion of this collection is chosen to encourage and inspire her and let her know how very important she is to your life. Whether it’s through one of the stories by the beloved storyteller John William Smith, one of the personalized scriptures by LeAnn Weiss, an uplifting quote, or one of the many inspirational messages to Mom, you’ll find that these hugs reach deeply into the heart of Mom and tell her what she needs to hear. Share a hug that will last a lifetime!
I have an important message for you.
It may come as a surprise, because this message is not repeated nearly often enough. Are you ready?
You are greatly admired. It’s worth repeating. You are greatly admired.
And not just by your family—by others, too. Some of your admirers are close acquaintances, others are strangers, but they all hold you in high regard. Why? Because you are a mother through and through. . . .
Because you are totally in love with your family and are thoroughly prepared to show your love by giving all, asking little, and accepting less. . . .
You may do many other things in your life on earth that will be productive and meaningful, but none will be as admired as being the beautiful mother you are. —Excerpt from Hugs for Mom
John Smith wrote five books in the Hugs series. In addition to Hugs for Mom, he authored Hugs for Dad, Hugs to Encourage and Inspire, Hugs for the Hurting, and Hugs for the Holidays. He has been a preacher and teacher for more than forty years and taught public school at the junior and senior high level; he also taught at the college and university level. He is an in-demand speaker for graduations, as well as for athletic, education, fund-raising events. He and his wife, Kila, live in Huntsville, Oklahoma, and his three adult children are scattered about the country.