Behind the Books Three Things I learned From My Mom May 16, 2018 Print This Page by Debbie Macomber 61 Comments
KarenMay 16, 2018 at 6:07 pm
Everything you do is such a blessing.
Methel GaleMay 18, 2018 at 1:21 pm
When I think back on the life of my own mother, one of the stand-out memories is her attitude that “every cloud has a silver lining” which reminds me to look for the good in EVERY situation.
Dotty CoburnMay 22, 2018 at 2:22 pm
I love you website as much as I love reading your books. You have such great, positive ideas.
Wendy CanalesMay 22, 2018 at 3:04 pm
Debbie you are my favorite writer! Thank you for all of your books which keep me so entertained! I am enjoying your cookbook & all the family photos within it. You have been truly blessed as are we, your readers.
Teresa WilliamsMay 22, 2018 at 3:16 pm
This is a beautiful Blog.Love hearing from you.
Pam LinkMay 22, 2018 at 3:27 pm
Your face just glows when you talk about your mom. Our moms are such an influence in our lives.
Donna HorsfallMay 22, 2018 at 3:28 pm
Angie SowersMay 22, 2018 at 3:32 pm
Just wanted to thank you for each of the wonderful books that you have written and for each series that you have come out with.
Each one brings so much happiness to my reading world experience
Blessings to you and yours
Jake HinkleMay 22, 2018 at 3:51 pm
We do learn a lot from our parents. Some are not shareable.
Sandra SlaybaughMay 22, 2018 at 4:12 pm
The one thing I learned from my mom was to treat all with a smile and kindness. She also showed me haw gratifying reading cn be. She gave me my first Debbie Macomber book. I have tried to read everything by you I can get my hands on. If I can’t find anything new I reread some of my older books. Thank you for your time and talent.
Pat KaemmerlingMay 22, 2018 at 4:28 pm
Very nice, I find the older I get, the smarter my Mother becomes!
Sue PotterMay 22, 2018 at 5:12 pm
Your mother sounds lovely. Such good values to instill in a daughter.
Barbara WeinsteinMay 22, 2018 at 5:14 pm
My Mom was so special also not a day goes by that I do not think of her. You are very special
JENNIFER BERRYMay 22, 2018 at 5:16 pm
I love your new website and the little tidbits…
Beckey WolfeMay 22, 2018 at 5:19 pm
What a special way to remember your Mother & use her influence in your life.
Irene FrenchMay 22, 2018 at 5:24 pm
Moms are the special gift God gives us and their words to live by….thanks for sharing.
Fran RussellMay 22, 2018 at 5:27 pm
The three things you learned from your mother certainly show in all your writings. I always look forward to your take on things.
Josephine BruzzeseMay 22, 2018 at 5:37 pm
Your reflections of your mom, reminded me of the 3 wonderful traits of my own mother. My mom arrived from Southern Italy in 1930 and settled in Brooklyn, and then to Boston. Her special traits were Faith in her religion and caring for family, friends and neighbors. Cooking and also the art of embroidery and crochet, which I learned by her side at 5 yrs old. Thankfully she lived to be almost 90, leaving many fond memories.
Colleen DinovoMay 22, 2018 at 5:42 pm
Love the idea for a morning routine – instead of dealing with the haphazard’s of life.
Julie Haddad WheatMay 22, 2018 at 5:50 pm
Debbie, you look so great! I love this picture of you. Love, Julie
Sharon BealesMay 22, 2018 at 5:53 pm
Have loved your books forever
Gail ShevlinMay 22, 2018 at 6:14 pm
I love your books! Thanks
Vickey StampsMay 22, 2018 at 6:17 pm
I loved the three main things you learned from your Mom. For the most part very similar to what my mom left to me as a mental inheritance. Thanks so much for Shari ng. You once said I needed publishing, so now I am and on amazon.. Nothing like on your scale of course . I am working on three more. Thanks for the encouragement.
Renee MedriMay 22, 2018 at 6:23 pm
I’m still learning from my mom and I learned from both of my grandmothers!! I’m hoping my children learn from us Debbie!!
Keep the books coming!
NancyMay 22, 2018 at 7:04 pm
Wonderful advice from older generations.
Jane HirschMay 22, 2018 at 7:08 pm
I mom when I was 27 years old. I’m now in my late 60’s and gee, how I miss her! A day doesn’t go by but what I wish I could spend a day with her. She missed all the beautiful years of raising our daughter, and now granddaughter… oh how she would have doted on those two!! I talk to her daily, knowing she does know about how special my girls are… but it would be so special to see the expression of love on her face if she could spend time with them. Someday… I’ve lived by the way my mom taught me, and I raised my daughter the same way. Nothing is more touching than seeing my daughter instilling the same values and proper manners in her daughter… I’m blessed, but I still dearly miss my mom!!
Donna P. BogleMay 22, 2018 at 7:19 pm
Debbie I love your books. I started reading them about 4 years ago when I was in and out of the hospital for about 10 weeks. I believe I have all the books you have written so please keep writing so I have something to do since I am no longer able to work.
Bonnie ShaferMay 22, 2018 at 7:43 pm
I love to cook, grow herbs and use them in my cooking, explore new recipes, and of course read your books and enjoy food. I always look forward to your books you write. I would love to meet you some time. I live in the midwest!
JudyMay 22, 2018 at 7:58 pm
I love your books and I would love to read them.hope I get.won
Sue LaneMay 22, 2018 at 8:17 pm
Row.May 22, 2018 at 8:45 pm
Awe your momma seemed like a sweetie. I laughed at #3 I have an aunt who always says… Never leave home without 2 things -Lipstick and Earrings.
betty elserMay 22, 2018 at 9:13 pm
Patty SuttonMay 22, 2018 at 9:26 pm
Thank you! I love this video. It’s made me think of my Mom in a whole new light. And she, too, loved to accessorize! She took great pride in looking “put together.” She had me polish her nails just days before she passed away at age 95.
Michelle EarnshwMay 22, 2018 at 9:27 pm
That was very nice. I learned so much from my mom, too and one of the things I learned was to try to make time for the things you LOVE to do, not just what you HAVE to do!
I love you, Mom!
DianeMay 22, 2018 at 9:56 pm
Hi Debbie, I love your blog.
3 things I learned from my mom:
1) She always told us “you may not have the most beautiful house, but it can be clean and neat, that’s important”. So keeping my house clean and neat is important to me.
2) When you do something, do it right the first time, and finish what you start.
I love this advice from her. It has helped me have a good work ethic in many areas of
3)She taught me that family is important. I have such wonderful memories of so many family gatherings. Also, just our family, the 5 of us sitting around the tv every Sunday night watching Wonderful World of Disney and having chocolate pudding. Family is still so very important to me. Mom is now 87, and we talk every day.
Judith TooheyMay 22, 2018 at 10:40 pm
It’s wonderful to remember the special gifts our moms have given to us. I would have loved to tell my mom when she was with me, and I know she knew. I hope to always let people know how important they are in my life. It’s to important.
Barbara BubbMay 23, 2018 at 12:28 am
I love your books. They are very inspirational and uplifting. Lately i have been reading your old books on my e-book and I love everyone I have read.They bring me up and take me down and i cry with the characters. God Bless you.
Marian Carol CarterMay 23, 2018 at 2:30 am
I AM GLAD YOU HAD FUN IN ORLANDO ON MY BIRTHDAY. I WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE, BUT I HAD A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN SEQUIM.
PatriciaMay 23, 2018 at 2:31 am
Thanks for sharing your gift and sharing your thoughts!
DeniseMay 23, 2018 at 2:46 am
Our Mom’s knew best
Cathi ThomasMay 23, 2018 at 3:07 am
Thank you for this! I have just returned home a few minutes ago from the last evening of our Bible study/book club. We finished reading God’s Guest List. The study ended up being myself and two other women, but it was perfect. The three of us were able to sit and visit, talk about your book, what spoke to us, what we liked about each chapter. What truly spoke to the three of us, though, was your honesty, your ability to draw us in to your stories. Thank you for such refreshment for our souls. Actually, there were four of us during this book adventure, you were there too, for without your words, we would not have opened up in so many areas of our lives. Thank you for being on all of our lists.
Erin BastMay 23, 2018 at 3:07 am
It is hard to limit the things we learn from our mothers. As one of your readers, I am grateful to your mother that she raised such a wonderful and inspiring woman! Thanks for sharing your memories with us!
Lauralee HensleyMay 23, 2018 at 3:29 am
How wonderful it is to have those three things that you can apply to your own life. I like the discipline part and wish more people in the world would learn that from one of their parents if not both of their parents. I think it is fun that you added her accessorize your life to the list of three things you learned from your Mom. I doubt many people would have realized that it was actually learned from their parent, but shows how aware of picking out people traits you were even when you were very young and not yet a writer.
JoyceMay 23, 2018 at 3:34 am
What a wonderful outlook on life.
CarolMay 23, 2018 at 4:53 am
Those are wonderful lessons and memories of your mother. I learned from my mother life is short never judge others. People are who they are. Be happy with what you have there is no pride in what you don’t have. And teach your children to be productive, kind and loving. Which we have done!!! My Mom is 91 years old and going strong.
Evelyn DanielsMay 23, 2018 at 6:15 am
What lovely memories of your mother.
teri de stefanoMay 23, 2018 at 10:34 am
love the website
Cindy OndrakoMay 23, 2018 at 11:28 am
Love the blog and the newsletters and categories! Love you Debbie!
Rose JordanMay 23, 2018 at 2:04 pm
Those 3 things are so much of what I grew up with too My mom and my grandmother were so much in my life and I learned so much from them it incredible. I Love to knit and crochet because of my grandmother, who we use to live with till I was in my teens, And from my mom I learned sewing and cooking and compassion for others. As a mother myself I hope I have taught some of those things to my children. Love your books ans who you are, your inspirational.
Sharol MollandMay 23, 2018 at 2:10 pm
My mother married at 16, after her mother had a nervous breakdown when she was 14, and Grandma spent the majority of her life in a mental hospital in Salem. She showed strength and steadfastness when she divorced my father 16 years later, after he showed he was unfaithful and self-centered. In spite of it all, she took care of her children and taught us to be honest and caring people. She was a very talented woman in the crafty items she was able to make and sell to help take care of us. Eventually she remarried, and she still endured even as she faced other obsticals. She died of Alzheimers a few years ago and I still miss her.
Cindy HensleyMay 23, 2018 at 4:41 pm
Love your books.
LindaMay 23, 2018 at 6:18 pm
I cannot get enough of Debbie!
MargieMay 23, 2018 at 11:58 pm
Already ordered Cottage By The Sea. Looking forward to reading it on Kindle. I wish you would come to Barnes & Noble in Braintree, MA.
Donna BortonMay 24, 2018 at 6:30 am
You are so encouraging I really enjoy your books and your sharing of you heart! When you come out with a new book I put it in my list of gratitude, my list of wishes! Thank you for sharing, what a blessing you are you shine brightly and I can see Godliness within you! May God continue to shine throughout your life as you are and grow gracefully.
JeriAnne CollinsMay 24, 2018 at 1:21 pm
Moms have such great ideas
Jean C GardnerMay 24, 2018 at 3:18 pm
I really miss my mother. She was also a very generous person and also a very good cook. I wish I had listened better. I would really
love to be able to talk to her now!
MaryMay 24, 2018 at 5:15 pm
What I learned most from my mom was no matter what happens you pick yourself up and keep on going!
Catherine HaynesMay 24, 2018 at 8:50 pm
Awesome, tribute to your mother.
Amy WiningerMay 24, 2018 at 10:47 pm
I love all your comments on how you start each day and it is so helpfull. I keep every book that I buy of yours and some I have reread. I had heard that Heartsong was your 1st book and I was able to find it on the computer as a used book. I haven’t read it yet, but I can’t wait to read it. I just love your style of writing and have enjoyed all your books. My very first book by you was Twenty Wishes. When I found out it was a part of a series I got the rest of them and started from the first book and when it came to Twenty Wishes I read that again to keep the stories in line. I think that of all your books that anything to do with Alaska is my very favorite. Please keep writing!!!!!
JanetMay 24, 2018 at 11:00 pm
Sweet advice! Thanks!
Donna collinsMay 26, 2018 at 5:06 pm
You are such an inspiration to me. Thank you!