Mother Letters Releases Today: Share the Mess and the Glory

Today, I would like to humbly send you over to a guest post I’ve written at A Holy Experience for Ann Voskamp. That my words are in her space is utterly humbling.

Then? Could you get up and do some cartwheels with me?!!!

Mother Letters releases today!!!

You can actually buy it on Amazon! Oh my bertha.

With all the love in the world, the Haines clan, the amazing women of Squee! and countless mothers who need encouragement and empowerment in this motherhood journey, we ask you to join us at the Mother Letters release. Send Mother Letters to those you know need encouragement, and then write your own Mother Letter and link up at the Mother Letters Link-up Party at any time between today and Mother’s Day. Those who share with us will be entered to win jewelry from a Savage Heart, a piece for you and one to share with a Mother in your life.

Share with us in the Mess and the Glory!

We are so grateful for any way you can help us spread the word about this book. It has changed my life and helped me through some dark days, and our prayer is that it serves women around the world.

For information on becoming a Mother Letters affiliate, click here!


And I would like to whisper thank you thank you thank you to every single Mama who originally submitted a Mother Letter or #MotherLetters photo. Not only the contributors of this edition, but also every single mother voice who has slipped an email into our inbox, you’ll never have any idea how you came at just the right time, how you’ve curated for me a perspective of motherhood that I dare say has changed the lives of my children. Your stories stick with me. You’ve helped me see our position in its Glorious Mess. I can’t say thank you enough.

About me


You Don’t Know How Brave You Are: The Mother Letters
April 20, 2016
What I Knew In My Dying Day: a Wild in the Hollow Guest Post by Tara Owens
August 19, 2015
Condemnation on the Molehill
June 08, 2015
Tools for the Highly Sensitive Mother: An Introduction
April 27, 2015
The Uncouth: The Hormonal
May 12, 2014
What Mothers Me
April 01, 2014
Learning How to Eat (and a giveaway of Mom in the Mirror)
May 20, 2013
A Haines Home Companion: Alter
February 22, 2013
A Haines Home Companion: Motherhood and Anti-Depression
February 08, 2013


Southern Gal
Reply April 17, 2012

Cartwheels are the next thing on my to do list this morning. ;) Congratulations.

Reply April 17, 2012

Wonderful! Congratulations!

Reply April 17, 2012

Your post at Ann's is beautiful. So so very. Thanks for putting words on how I have and do find myself thinking, feeling, believing. But oh how encouraging you frame it all. Congrats and God Bless this book and your ministry.

Reply April 17, 2012

I read your post over at A Holy Experience and you have encapsulated my everyday - how did you do that? You are a mom, just like me, trying to capture the Glory of the One we follow through the mundane of the everyday. Bless you!

Reply April 17, 2012

So excited for you and for me!! Congratulations!

Reply April 17, 2012

You are such a rock star.

    Reply April 17, 2012

    I wish I knew how to spell the sound of someone making a raspberry. :)

Reply April 17, 2012

So, so great! Any plans in the making for it to be available in print? My fingers and nose want to participate in taking in those beautiful words.

Reply April 17, 2012

dear amber, can i just tell you that you love poem on ann's site (a beautiful piece of creation to which a dear friend sent me, thinking we would be kindred spirits) is one of the most beautiful pieces of writing i have read. tears poured as i read it. i feel the same as you, but i have never put it into quite such beautiful prayer or words. i had to say thank you. i have never gotten an ebook, but you might be the first. bless you.

diana trautwein
Reply April 17, 2012

WOW OH WOW - HOW EXCITING IS THIS??? LOVED the guest post, LOVED the video, LOVE you and Seth and this entire project. Brilliant, much-needed, beautiful. Going on my ebook list today and maybe sending it to my kids, too. Thank you so much.

Reply April 17, 2012

This is absolutely beautiful. I read your post on Ann's blog, hopped over to and then here.....tears in my eyes. I'm excited to read it, excited to share with it my friends because we all have the same glorious mess everyday. Thanks for the encouragement, needed just now! =)

Reply April 17, 2012

Congratulations!! It must be so incredibly exciting to see something you've worked on for so long come to fruition! So awesome! Have loved watching this be birthed! :)

Kara @ The Chuppies
Reply April 17, 2012

(and so beautiful that I wil check out your new book :)

Reply April 18, 2012

First, congratulations and celebrating with you for God's provisions...
I found you through Ann's (Voskamp's) site, actually her yesterday linking to you.

I am hungry to "burst", as the Jack Kerouac quote expresses in the quote at the bottom of your blog...

Please know, if there should ever be a time when you might feel as if words are not truly heard, be assured that God knows how to direct a hungry heart to hear what you have to say, what He is working in and revealing to you. In praise, encouragement, need, or wherever paths lead, thank you for sharing. Your post of yesterday was especially needful.

Tangent... your family is beautiful. your boys... truly handsome. I have four boys (three first kids are boys, and last) and my fourth is a girl... Be blessed in your journeying to raise your boys to be men of honor and integrity... Quite a task, but He knew the blessing would be just right for us as we lean on Him.

Thank you again.

Rachel Goode
Reply April 18, 2012

I am hungry to write well, artfully, worshipfully, and so recently I went on a quest to read more bloggers who write in the way I aspire to. I found you and have so enjoyed following you the past couple of weeks. You have a gift. That you were featured on a blog the level of Ann Voskamp's is no surprise to me. :)

Thanks for being an inspiration to me to continue learning my art, and to worship the Creator more than my menial creations.

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