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Mary is a writer and speaker who lives for good books, spicy queso, and television marathons – but lives because of God’s grace. She writes about giving up on perfect and finding truth in unexpected places at MaryCarver.com. Mary and her husband live in Kansas City with their two daughters.

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  1. Mary,
    My heart resonates with so many of these snippets of stories…I will definitely have to dive deeper. Actually I’m kind of relieved Mother’s Day has passed…for all the happiness experienced, there’s just as much hurt. I had a bittersweet Mother’s Day for several reasons so I’m kinda glad it’s Monday…just being honest.

  2. Here’s my story posted on Mother’s Day 2014. Born February 12, 1917, my mother lived a long and productive life … sprinkling love like bread crumbs everywhere she went!!

  3. Good Morning Sweet Sisters, I am not a blogger myself, only a reader & admirer of those who are. Big thank you from the bottom of my heart for inCouragement
    Last night I was privileged enough to get to read Ann Voscamps (apologies to you Ann if spelling is incorrect) post the Seed Company conference in Arizona last month, If you haven’t read it already, A Must Read!! So Powerful! Life Changing! A cry for Help for our sisters, daughters, mothers, and even our precious babies in Christ

  4. These are beautiful! Thanks so much for compiling them. Sometimes we are so hard on ourselves. Always wanting to be the perfect all-around mother. It can’t happen.

    So I’m letting go and holding onto to and appreciating every beautiful mess we make along the way!

  5. Beautifully written snippets on motherhood. Not a mother or a blogger, but a child who loved her mother dearly!

  6. I started out having a good Mothers day all day until that evening then my mother s day turn a messy bad no thinks to my youngest teenage son.