Yesterday we had some lovely time with our grown kids, and I found it especially delightful to watch my little 8 year old play with her baby nephews. She loves them like crazy and they think she is utterly wonderfully fun. It’s just a fabulous stage of life to be at– still with my own ‘babies’ at home, but also getting to snuggle on these first grandbabies of ours.
Speaking of beautiful moments in motherhood, today I’ve got a delightful book to give away. It is called Sparkly Green Earrings: Catching the Light at Every Turn and was written by the wonderful Melanie who writes the blog Big Mama. She and I traveled to the Dominican Republic together on behalf of Compassion International a few years back, and hers is one of the blogs I have read constantly ever since I started reading blogs way back in 2006.
The thing that’s so wonderful about Mel’s writing is the way she lets you into her life and shares the mundane and the wonderful and the everyday, all mixed together with her trademark sense of humor. Her book is just as good as her blog– a mix of humor and story-telling and thoughtfulness– a sure winner for any momma who’s felt overwhelmed by her job even as she knows darned well how important it is. If you need a dash of humorous inspiration in your life this week, I hope you’ll consider buying a copy.
If you’d like a chance to win a copy, comment below and share a moment of your life lately. Maybe it was funny, maybe it was thought-provoking, or something to especially cherish. I’d love to hear about it. I’ll pick a winner at the end of the week!