Every now and then, we happen to meet someone who just pulls into their world and makes our world a better place. I don’t believe things just happen though. I also don’t believe in chance meetings.
I ‘met’ JC Little On Twitter a while ago and found her so interesting to tweet with. I was drawn to her for many reasons. The first reason being our Montreal connection. There’s a certain connection Montrealers have that I can’t quite explain. I also felt inclined to engage with The Animated Woman because I loved her tweets and she always made me laugh. Her honesty was refreshing in the sea of tweets I encountered every day. I have to say it was love at first tweet!
When I met her in person at the BConnected Conference in Ottawa, I found that she was even more amazing offline (and she is pretty darn amazing online)! JC Little was one of the speakers at the conference and when she spoke about motherhood, I laughed and cried, and laughed again.
JC Little of The Animated Woman reads a series of amusing and poignant illustrated mostly true parenting stories which have appeared on her blog. Genuine emotional communication is a way to seek common ground with others – respectfully engaging people through empathy is humanizing. (from the BConnected site)
The clear message JC Little left us with was that an emotional connection brings us together with others and adds value and meaningfulness to our lives. I found myself nodding in agreement, thinking “Yes! I get it! You couldn’t have said it better!”
I was amazed at how JC Little spoke to my heart and rocked my core. Her animated stories are what we can relate to with regard to motherhood.
Speaking of motherhood, JC’s second book, titled simply Motherhood, is intended for all ages.
I was was given the opportunity to check out the PDF version of the book, but have also ordered a soft cover book because though I am progressive and love the digital world, I am also a lover of physical books. There’s something so special about hearing the cracking of the spine of a new book, freshly opened, feeling the pages between your fingers…and having that tactile experience when reading. Plus, it’s an experience I’d like to share with my Little One.
Motherhood made me cry. Once again, JC Little managed to (with her drawings) tell a story so deep about what it truly is to feel as a mother. The joy and elation, the having-your-heart-taken-out-of-your-chest feeling, the bond a mother has with her children, the letting go, and the love are all captured in the book. I am in awe of how JC can evoke so many emotions through storytelling via her artwork. It is an incredible gift she possesses.
Motherhood is in essence, the universal story of motherhood. It’s about that feeling a mother has at the moment of birth to the inevitable letting go. If you are familiar with JC Little’s work, you will immediately recognize her signature style. JC tells a story in a playful manner, and manages to evoke emotions through her story’s poignant simplicity. She truly captures the bond between mother and child…and does this amazingly through this wordless picture book.
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, JC Little’s Motherhood would be perfect for mothers and daughters of all ages. I can’t wait to share this book with my mother and daughter. I ordered the softcover version of Motherhood on CreateSpace, but you can also order on Amazon.
This would make a fabulous Mother’s Day gift. Again, it’s incredible how many emotions can be evoked without words. Thank you, JC for sharing your gift with the world. Your book made me cry and smile because now that I’m a mom, I “get it”. I “get” what feelings my own mom had/has for her own kids. That feeling is so hard to describe in words, but it’s a feeling that we can understand and relate. How fitting that Motherhood is a picture book.
No words required.