Ed. Note: I apologize for taking so long to post an update. The past three days have been eight shades of crazy and I have had very little computer time. The good news is the laundry is done.
(Fooled you! It isn't really.)
Last Saturday, my 5-year-old made me a card which read:
Happy Birthday, Mom. I hope you have a good birthday with good presents that you like.It was, as it were, her self-fulfilling prophecy.
I did I did have a very good birthday.
(I’m the short one on the right.)
And yes, there were presents that I liked.
I would like to thank you for all your kind words and well-wishes. My husband and boys were gone on my birthday (Drat those Boy Scout overnights!) and it cheered me no end to hear from you. Thank you thank you thank you again, and hey! Thank you, too, to all you Facebook people! You make me want to spend more time over there!
It’s a big confusing world, that Facebook.
It tends to frighten me.
Now then. In order to properly express my gratitude, I would like to give away a copy of Lisa Hendey’s awesome book, The Handbook for Catholic Moms: Nurturing Your Heart, Mind, Body, and Soul.
(For a sneak peek, you may download a copy of Chapter 1 here.)
A while back, I asked Lisa if I might review this book on my blog. She was gracious enough to send me two copies—one to keep and one to give away—and so that is what I’m doing.
This book delivers everything the title promises. Pick a section—any section!—and find yourself nurtured, encouraged, and blessed. Lisa’s writing style is warm and conversational—almost as if (and this is Very Important to me) you are having a good heart-to-heart over a great cup of coffee.
Or should that read, a great heart-to-heart over a good cup of coffee?
Is there a difference?
Lisa is the creator of CatholicMom.com and a blogger at Faith and Family. She is a gal who really knows the faith but—even more importantly—she lives it. Her witness to the beauty and strength of our vocation as Christian mothers is so encouraging. She loves what she does—that’s clear—but she also knows how to share that love.
Oh, and have you given a listen to her Catholic Moments podcasts?
I’ve said this time and time again: we really need to stick together. Our job as moms is MONUMENTAL and can be, quite frankly, a bit overwhelming. (Okay, a lot overwhelming.) The good news is there’s strength in numbers...and this strength comes from solidarity.
And that is all I have to say about that.
Now for the fun part! If you’d like a chance to win this wonderful book, just leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite fall recipe. Links are encouraged but not required. (We’re baking these today!)
Comments will be open until Midnight (CST) tonight and the winner, announced tomorrow.
Happy baking! And congratulations on being handpicked by God to be the very best mom for your children.