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Welcome. But don’t put your feet up for long. I won’t. Too many adventures beckon us to come and play. Enjoy some musings here. Then, by all means, skip to the park or search for that alligator-shaped cloud with a friend.

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9 Responses to Home

  1. Hamza Hassan says:

    Hello Ms. Ann,

    I hope you are doing well. I am not sure whether or not you are the one who wrote the wonderful story “Adventures in staying,” from a recently published book for the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series, From Lemons to Lemonade. The story, however, touched my heart and soothed my soul in a very positive way. Please let me know if you are the same Ann Kronwald who wrote the story.

    Best regards,
    Hamza Hassan
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    • akronwald says:

      Yes, that was my story. I’m so glad it touched you. God has blessed me with a very special mom.
      Ann

      • Hamza Hassan says:

        My heart filled with deep sadness and my eyes with tears of regret for what your mother had to endure when your father left her alone with four little girls. But as I scrolled down the pages of the story, my heart swelled with pride for the great mother you and your siblings were blessed with.

        Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs since the payment is pure love. It is no doubt your mother’s turn now to get the paycheck, the pure love of her children. There is an old saying that the heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which her children will always find love and forgiveness. But after reading your mother’s story, I came to realize that a mother’s heart has no bottom when it comes to her children. Please convey my greetings to her and tell her that somebody across the globe is very proud of her.

        As I was reading the story, my eyes filled with tears of gratitude that my mother is still alive even though I became a father with my own daughter who has just completed 5 years. I might have outgrown her lap now, but I am sure that I will never outgrow her heart. The heart of a mother is the loveliest masterpiece of God’s heart. It is not flesh or blood, but the heart that makes them mothers.

        Blessings,
        Hamza

  2. akronwald says:

    Hamza, Your words are so true. I am seeing my mother today and will relay your message. I’m sure it will bless her.
    Ann

  3. Hamza Hassan says:

    How are you doing today Ann? I hope you have had a very blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends. May your sacred days always be filled with joy, happiness, peace, and gratitude for what you have. Please pass my greetings on to your mother.

    Blessings,
    Hamza

    • akronwald says:

      Thanks so much, Hamza. Family came in from near and far, and we had such a special weekend. You are very kind to remember mom. I’ll pass along your greeting.
      Ann

  4. Hamza Hassan says:

    Hi dearest Ann,

    I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas Day with your mother, family members, and friends. May the rest of your holidays be full of joy, peace, happiness, and gratitude. I wish you a very happy, peaceful, successful, and prosperous New year ahead of you.

    Blessings,
    Hamza

  5. Hamza Hassan says:

    Hi sweet friend Ann,

    I hope you and your lovely mother are pretty well. Springtime has finally come and we must be breathing a collective sigh of relief that winter is over now.

    If possible, would you please send me your story published into the recent book of Chicken Soup, The Multitasking Mom’s Survivor Guide? Here is my email address to e-mail the story either on a Word or a PDF format: hamamizo2@hotmail.com. If it is not possible for any reason, then ignore and disregard my request. There is no problem at all. I would just like to once again enjoy your beautiful writing style.

    Have a nice day,
    Hamza

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