A Mother is not a Person to Lean on, but a Person to make Leaning Unnecessary
Through the Eyes and Heartbeats of nine mothers, you have a "Front Row" Seat to the Oddities and Uncertainties inherent with raising a Family.
"However, we are slowly beginning to grasp the awesomeness of all that you do. We see the innumerable hearts and lives that you touch each and every day, and we salute your unrelenting, untiring and inspired will to succeed."
The Will to Succeed gives readers a peek into the endless challenges, responsibilities and the endless ups and downs that make up a mother's life.
Through the eyes and heartbeats of nine mothers, you will find yourself smack in the middle of their unique perspectives of life, and the oddities and uncertainties inherent with raising a family.
Although a compendium of ideas, thoughts, career fields and family structure are represented, one common thread connects them all – commitment.
In chapter 1, you meet Rita, a teacher and single parent. In chapter 2, we introduce Wilma, the wife of an Air Force combat pilot. Chapter 3 introduces Bethany, a retired great grandmother now searching for her "path" in life. Chapter 4 welcomes one of my favorite mother's, my great-grandmother. In chapter 5, Rachel, a single, expectant mother comes on the scene.
In chapter 6, we meet Kim, a group fitness instructor with two boys. In chapter 7, you meet the mother who began it all for me, my Mama. Chapter 8 introduces Marie and her family. Her youngest son, Matthew is battling Cystic Fibrosis. Chapter 9 introduces Jane Norton, a Rear Admiral in the US Navy. In chapter 10, you meet Vicky, a single mother incarcerated in the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women, and in chapter 11, we conclude with Ethel, a manager at Auto Zone. Ethel is also a victim of domestic violence.
I'll never forget the simple, yet profound advice that my mother gave me before Cecilia and I married in 1979, "Do you love her? You are the only one who knows this for sure. If she is the "one," then you will have many years of love together. If she is not, then you will have to live with the choice that you made."
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About the Author:
Langston faithfully served his country for 27 years in the U.S. Navy before retiring in April of 2003. He is a husband, a father, a grandfather and senior pastor of the Pilgrim Outreach Ministries.
Langston is ordained and licensed through World Evangelism Fellowship of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a 1976 graduate of El Campo high school in El Campo, Texas.
James and his wife Cecilia have been married for more than 37 years and have six children and fourteen grandchildren.
They live overseas in Italy.
James Langston, Senior Pastor,
Pilgrim Outreach Ministries International