What a thrill to have my book receive the top award in Spirituality from the Jenkins Group. “Bury Me with My Pearls” received a Gold Illumination Award. There were books from 28 countries entered in the competition. I was honored, surprised … and kinda shocked at the same time. The Illumination Book Award made my Southern momma proud.
Those of you who have read the book know that the first chapter is entitled, “My Mothers of Pearls” referring to my Momma and my second mother, Tootsie. These women I considered my “nacre” or protective coating. They shared with me both great advice on top of some crazy info as I matured.
Jumping on a Po-Go stick was not allowed, nor were trampolines. Nope. No woman should do that to her body since you risk your “female parts” flipping.
The results would be horrific!
Ladders were strictly forbidden. Momma and Tootsie would freely share their wisdom to female Wal-Mart employees who dared to climb ladders. I thought I would die of embarrassment.
So, here is my theory on why this book with Chapter One highlighting the uterus, would win such an award for outstanding spiritual literature …
No doubt, another female with Southern roots had to have connected with that chapter and more than likely had or has a Momma like my mother.
Thank you, whoever you are.
I wonder if she has seen my second book entitled, “What Ta-Tas Teach Us?”