Mama Said There Would be Days Like This!
If you had a mama like I did, she spent most of her life trying to warn you against certain things and certain people. But if you were a young person like me, you didn't listen very well. My mama used to say "If you lie down with dogs, you're bound to get up with fleas!" My ex husband proved her point! My Big Mama (grandmother) used to say "Hard heads make soft behinds!"
In 800 words or LESS, write an essay about one warning in particular your mother gave you when you were younger but you failed to heed her advice and found out later that she was RIGHT all along. For example, she may have told you not to date a certain person but you did anyway and after a while you realized it was a mistake and you could hear your mother saying "I told you so!" Tell your story. It can be humorous or very serious. How you tell it will be more important than what the actual warning was.
First place winner will receive $50
Second place will receive an autographed copy of my book “Whatever! A Baby Boomer’s Journey Into Middle Age” PLUS a My trademark Hot Flash Survival Kit.
Third Place: The book “God Can Handle it for Mothers by Carlene Ward (compliments of Heidi Richards)
Fourth Place: “mothers are Forever” by Criswell Freeman (compliments of Heidi Richards
Fifth place will receive a gift card
I WILL NOT BE A JUDGE. I'm not going to announce the judges just yet pending confirmation.
Entry deadline is May 9th. Winners will be announced on Mother's Day. All entries should be sent to: babyboomervalentine.gmail.com with mother's day contest noted on the subject line.
There will be a special surprise for all entrants and it's open to EVERYONE.