With the Princess of Cambridge giving birth to a beautiful baby girl a few days ago, I thought it fortuitous that those sublimely lovely pics of Kate leaving hospital with her daughter, Charlotte, swathed in blankies to begin Mother's Day week in the United States with our big day being this Sunday, May 10th. I think the word 'lovely' describes the highest form of feminine beauty and in my view, a young woman is never more beautiful than when she has recently had a child. A new mother may feel her figure is not at it's best but nothing can diminish the beauty of a mother cuddling her newborn son or daughter. As I mentioned over at Faux Fuchsia's earlier today, Will & Kate are easily my favorite young couple and have brought two beautiful children into this world. They are a powerful reminder that we need to do good for them...and other children.
With Mother's Day week beginning on American shores, I wanted to honor my matrilineal line this week. While I've always been immediately recognizable as my mother's son, I am very much in the mold of my father's side but taking more after my paternal grandfather and other ancestors more than my own father. My mother's side were the archetypical Midwesterners from Ohio that went to church every Sunday, sang in the choir, and were deeply grateful for having the good fortune of providing a comfortable home and hopeful future for their children.
In my upcoming children's book series, my pen name is William J. Cooper after my mother's family and our book series will have a philanthropic mission we are calling The Cooper Fund. After over 4 years of trying to find a suitable illustrator who was available, our first sketches were sent over last week and we liked what we saw.
|A sketch for page 1 of Book 1 of a book series I am doing under the pen name William J. Cooper and titled:|
The Adventures of Nipsy and Timzy.