Giving Thanks and Letting Go by Danielle Bean

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email

Danielle Bean’s latest book, Giving Thanks and Letting Go: Reflections on the Gift of Motherhood is a gem worth adding to any mom’s home library. Upon entering into the parenting journey, we naturally build a collection of books instructing us moms on how to care for children throughout the dependent baby years, the temperamental toddler years, and the struggling teen years. But who tells us how to transition when our children reach their adult years?

Giving Thanks at the Season’s End

Bean sits with you as a fellow mom on the journey and assures you that this is not the end of your motherhood, but it is the end of a season. You will no longer be involved in serving regular meals and folding laundry for your children, but they will still come to you for counsel and comfort. You will still be an integral part of what they seek when they return to visit home.

There are more than 5,000 promises in the Bible.

Promises God wants to give you personally!

Subscribe to daily BIBLE promise and get the first one tomorrow. IT’S FREE!


Subscribe and get one short prayer every morning on your email – FREE!

“This wasn’t the end of all the things, but it was the end of many things, and in that moment [when I was saying goodbye to my college-bound daughter] I was left to wonder if all that I had said and done was enough.”

Danielle Bean

The Sting of Letting Go

Danielle Bean shares stories of her lessons learned during her years of growing independent and the wisdom she has gained while stepping into the mother role. Where at first, she wondered why her mother didn’t just request that she spend her last evening at home, she came to realize with her own grown-up kids that it’s their presence is a much-desired gift that is eagerly hoped for but not demanded.

“[Now] I know the ache of wanting grown kids to spend time with us, but not wanting to demand that they do it. Wanting them to choose it. And I know the sting when they don’t.”

Danielle Bean

Danielle Bean, A Fellow Mom on the Journey

Motherhood is a continuous series of decision making regarding what is best for those who depend most upon us. We decide from their very earliest formation…what prenatal vitamins to take, what baby food to introduce first, what education program to enroll them in. We choose when to let our children watch TV and when to encourage them to play outside.

We choose how to relate to them on a daily basis—whether or not we stop what we are doing and look at them when they first step into the kitchen in the mornings. And we choose too how to release them and patiently wait for them to reach out to us with a letter, a call, a visit home. 

Readers have found great comfort in the chapters of Giving Thanks and Letting Go.

“More than anything, I just found comfort knowing that I’m not the only mother out there who feels the sting of missing her babies while also feeling the pride of seeing them become adults out there in the big world. Danielle reminds her readers that in this stage, just as in every other stage of motherhood, we should work to stay close to God and to understand His plan in our lives….”

Christine Johnson (Amazon review)

Motherhood is difficult in that it is always presenting new decisions, new challenges, new territory. You may have many years of mothering under your belt but perhaps you are mothering a high school graduate for the first time. His needs are changing, and he still needs your help but in a very different way.


When we publish something new, you will be the first one to know about it.

It’s helpful to have e fellow mom on the journey.

“This book is a beautiful testament to motherhood—the joys, the challenges, and the everyday experiences that make up each day. Danielle Bean captures each season of child raising with such a sincere heart.”

Novak (Amazon review)

Embracing God’s Present Gifts

Danielle Bean offers insight into how we busy moms may find moments of joy. So often these small treasures are not produced by our planned activities but rather occur just by being present in our kids’ lives and listening.

“If only I can remember to pause, to look, to listen to the people in my life and be open to the ways in which they invite me to be part of their world, I find joy….It’s seeing each other and connecting. Communion.”

Danielle Bean

Regarding the shifting seasons of motherhood, in the book Giving Thanks and Letting Go, Bean encourages all moms that giving thanks and letting go is the best way to ease a difficult transition. We are privileged with the role of motherhood. In giving thanks, we do honor to what once was. In letting go, we do honor to what is yet to come.

[amalinkspro type=”showcase” asin=”” apilink=”” associate-id=”undefined” new-window=”1″ addtocart=”0″ nofollow=”0″ sc-id=”4″ imgs=”!important%3B%20margin%3A0px%20!important%3B%22%20%2F%3E” link-imgs=”false” stack-imgs=”false” specs=”In Giving Thanks and Letting Go, bestselling Catholic author Danielle Bean ponders her emptying nest and overflowing heart as she encourages you to join her in leaning on God and discovering the joy and promise of this sacred season of parenting.~~~” btn-color=”#ff9900″ btn-text=”Buy on Amazon” alignment=”alignnone” hide-prime=”0″ hide-image=”0″ hide-reviews=”0″ hide-price=”0″]Giving Thanks and Letting Go by Danielle Bean[/amalinkspro]

Did you like it? Why not share it with your friends?

On Facebook >>
On Twitter >>
On Pinterest >>

We are not paid for the work we do; the money is not our motivation and doesn’t drive us in our endeavours working with (and for) the poor from the edges of our society. But of course, without financial resources, we could not implement our goals and activities.

Support Operando Society

We are devoted volunteers and we don't want to live in a society where there are a poverty, hunger and misery, which is just inexcusable!

We believe our World can be better, nicer and fair. We do our best to contribute, adding our peace of the puzzle to get this beautiful picture we all thrive for.

We are not paid for the work we do; the money is not our motivation and doesn't drive us in our endeavours working with (and for) the poor from the edges of our society. But of course, without financial resources, we could not implement our goals and activities.

Our website and all that we offer you for free actually cost us. A global missionary journey of our volunteers, Silva and Nace, also costs. There are expenses of transport that we pay regularly from our account - the money that depends on our donors, sponsors, supporters and all the others who want to contribute their share to our mission.

Hence, your donation is not a gift for the benefits of our members and volunteers. It is entirely spent to develop new projects and to cover our regular expenses: website maintenance, accounting and travel expenses for our volunteers.

We know that you care. So we encourage you to support our work and make it possible for us to help the poorest in this World.

Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Credit Card Info
This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.

Billing Details

Donation Total: $10.00

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You might also like...

Daily Morning Prayers

Subscribe and get one short prayer every morning on your email – for FREE!