May 12

Happy Mother’s Day!

I wrote the essay below on Mother’s Day, 2006. Actually, it’s more accurate to say that this essay came through me more than from me. I woke up in the middle of the night full of thoughts that had to be put down. I grabbed a few scraps of paper from my bedside table, snuck into the bathroom and by the light of the kids’ nightlight, transcribed the stream-of-conciousness that’s below. The next morning, I pieced together my scrawl, and was picked up by my mother for our annual Mother’s Day journey to our favorite nursery. As mom drove, I read. When I finished reading, Mom was speechless…tears flowing. This essay has been the introduction to my first book, almost unchanged, since that day.

My mom has not only shared, but inspired my clean food journey. Thank you, Mom, and wishing you and all moms a wonderful Mother’s Day. May you receive as much love as you give…this and every day.

Eat clean live well!

Terry Walters

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