"Listen to your mother" may the best advice you will ever get, and now it's the title of a show in which moms from across the country tell their real stories on stage about the ups and downs of motherhood.
Moms brought us all into the world, and in many ways they shaped our world. Saturday night at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 14 Midstate moms are getting the microphone.
"Being a mom is not easy, but the payoff is the best thing ever," said speaker Anne McGraw.
In their seven minutes on stage, each of the moms can produce laughs, tears and applause for sharing the truth about the magic of maternity.
McGraw, along with other speakers Marcela Gomez and Brigid Day, didn't need to research motherhood. They all lived it and still do.
"The most exciting part is to share my story as a single mother and what that took for me and where my son is today," Gomez said.
None of the show is a "know it all" lecture from a podium. No one here claims to be the mother of all mothers.
"It's all about inspiring other women to forgive quickly and to let go of things from the past and to learn lessons to move forward," Gomez said.
The experiences are all true and real. Remember, even these moms have moms, which perhaps makes a show called Listen to Your Mother the truest statement of all.
"That's kind of the worse realization as an adult that you should have listened to your mother more than you did. And, having your mom attend this show with you, my mom would be validated in hearing the rest of us say, 'You should listen to your mother,'" Day said.
Listen to Your Mother takes the stage Saturday at TPAC. It's a show for anyone who's ever said the word "mom," which means it's designed for everyone.
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