Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Happy Mother's Day // A Letter to Gemma

Before anything else, Gemma Ebworthy from Martin Hospitality is a mother. With everyone else celebrating Mother's Day by sharing their favorite mothers in literature, I thought I would share something more personal from my own stories. Consider this a little preview into book 2 :)


Farris is only a little baby bean in Martin Hospitality. But I'm enjoying exploring his character in the sequel at the moment. Here's a letter from his teenage self to his mom, Gemma:

Mom,
Happy Mother's Day! You're a really amazing mother, and I mean that. I know you've gotten so much more than you bargained for on the motherhood front, but you've done splendid.
I'm so glad that God stirred your heart so that I am here today, appreciating the fact that you're my mom. You've been putting us first ever since.
I love that you still read us books aloud, kiss us all goodnight, and think of every possible dangerous situation so that we stay safe.
I'm sorry for all the times I was a horrible, obstinate child. However, without my many arguments with you when I was little, I may never have discovered my love for debate and public speaking. So it wasn't all for nothing!
Thank you for shielding me so I could be a child, and for learning to let me go so that I can be an adult. I appreciate your honesty about our past and your confidence in who I am despite all of that.
I know we haven't always seen eye to eye on things, but I love you. You're strong and beautiful and I hope to find someone just like you.
And thanks for the big brown eyes. I hear they're my best feature. 
Love from your son,
Farris

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I think he turns out pretty well, don't you? :) My own mom and Gemma have several things in common. I hope you all had a lovely Sunday with your mothers! 

23 comments:

  1. I love Gemma :) And Farris! The brown eyes, too... yep. Also, did you put "us"? *evil chuckle at these implications*

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    1. This makes me happy, because I love them and their brown eyes too ^.^ Hehe, maaaayyybee ;)

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  2. Awww, this is soo sweet! I love this so much! <3 <3

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  3. I love this!! So sweet!!

    - Lilly Shyree (alillyingodsgarden.blogspot.com)

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  4. Awww little Farris is growing up! Gemma has more children now??? I NEED THE SEQUEL NOW. *ahem* So please get back to writing, Miss Abigayle Claire :)

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    1. Sameeee but I actually need to read the first one....I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH LONGER I CAN GO WITHOUT READING MARTIN HOSPITALITY!!! 😫

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    2. I knooooww :') I'm enjoying getting to develop Farris's character :D I'M WRITING I'M WRITING I'M WRITING ^.^

      @MusicGirl Yessss read the first one ;)

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  5. This just confirms that I need to read Martin Hospitality. I will do my best to get it as soon as I can. 🤓

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    1. Hehe, yay! Glad to give you another nudge XP

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    2. Martin Hospitality is my top "to buy" book lol

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  6. Ahhh, this is so cute! My heart!

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  7. SEQUEL YES. I just finished Martin Hospitality and I was about to pop you an email, but let me just say it was amazing and I want to read it over and over again <33

    ~ noor

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    1. Aaaaah YAY!! You have no idea how good it is to hear you say that! <3

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  8. Aww, this is so sweet! And a sequel?! Yes, please!

    Micaiah @ Notebooks and Novels

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    1. Thank you! Yes ma'am :D Hopefully I'll have it done for next spring ...

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  9. Aww. How sweet. I can not wait to read the sequel. I hope it's as long as you first book. You are one of my new favorite authors!

    Love
    Ashley

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    1. It really helps motivate me to know people are waiting on the sequel! My goal is to get it right around 100k again, but we'll see! :D Awww, thank you so much, Ashley ^.^

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  10. AWWWWW I LOVE FARRIS ^.^

    And now I absolutely cannot WAIT for Martin Crossings! :D

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    1. Yay that makes two of us!! :)

      Woohoo! #missionaccomplished

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  11. Oh, I need to read the first book even more now! Thanks for sharing, Abigayle! :)

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