Sunday, February 12, 2012

Book#3 of 2012-Done!

The Underside of Joy by Sere Prince Halverson

Can I tell you how much I loved this book? It tackles a tough subject matter that no mother wants to face. Another woman trying to take the reigns in raising your children. I don't think so! Right? Goodness knows we have all had dark days after the birth of our children, but no one talks about it. I just devoured this book, and in the end I actually felt a sort of softening for one of the characters. You must read it to find out if you agree with me.

Today, looking at my kids, I thought of how fragile life is. I started smelling their hair, and kissing their faces. Of course, they responded with, "MOOOOM!" I replied, "What? I just love you sooooo much." I do. No one can love them like I do, which is true. Nevertheless, (omg, I just made a funny-read the book) other people can love them a lot. They can love my children in their own way, just not MY way.

They are growing up so fast. I feel inadequate, like I wasted so many moments when they were babies. I am being too harsh on myself. This book, I hope, will have you seeing your family differently. We are all only composed of our parts. Sometimes you put the pieces of the puzzle down wrong, and you have to pick it up, and try to fit it into the right spot. Once you do that, you can see the beautiful picture.

Because I love this book, and want to share the love, I'm giving my book to one lucky person. Enter your name in the comments section if you really want this great read!

With a full heart,

Don't win the book? Order it here Underside of Joy


  1. How in the world could you feel are spectacular.... and as a mom, we do the best we can, with what we have, and where we are.....Most of love them and that is what matters....Miss you friend.... I have books in my car for you. :)

  2. I would love to read this book.

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