Living Learning Loving
Insights & Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood
by Gail Cawley Showalter
What one mom had to say about this book:
I can see how you would not want to put this book down and keep reading ahead. The first chapter was amazing and had many good points to it. When it was discussing myths and how women need a man to be complete….it reminded me of what my counselor at church said: you will not be able to be with someone until you are able to be on your own! I did not understand this for along time and always asked why??? Then as time went by I truly understood. We have to know who we are and be ok with ourselves before entering a serious relationship because if we don’t we can destroy that relationship quickly…puts to much stress on the other person and they would not know how to help especially if you don’t know yourself.
Being alone with God and being in solitude allowed me to find who I truly am and what it is I am capable of. It also allows me to become my very best. Page 14 “Solitude can be a place of inspiration unlike any other.” I completely agree with this statement and it’s so true to my life. Without allowing this solitude into my life I’d never be ok with being alone…I’d always be looking for someone wrong to fill the gap…someone that would always have to be a part of me and without them I’d sink and die….oh thank God this is not the case…I am ok with me! God has shown me the way…I have learned to love myself and enjoy who I have become and I have become the best me I can be….that is what I need to be and what the person I want to be with some day deserves..my best! Looking forward to the next chapter! – Crystal
Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years she knows a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. She is the founder of SMORE for Women, a nonprofit whose goal is Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered. She is a Certified Professional Coach and her stories have been published in several Christian books and magazines. Her book, Living Learning Loving is available on CreateSpace, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble online.