I know I’m not the only woman who struggles with living the life right in front of me. Often I live looking forward to the day when things will be “normal” again – whatever that means. I think, “if I can just get through these next few weeks, then things will get better.” And yet, I’m missing out on the life that I have right now.
Life is messy. It feels like I can never keep up. And I so desperately want to live my life well.
These are just a few of the reasons why the title of this book caught my attention. I had to know if this Alexandra Kuykendall had found the answers to the question I’ve been asking myself. How can I live my life well?
Every parent wants their children to be extraordinary – to stand out in the crowd for their accomplishments and character. Everyone wants to raise uncommon kids.
I’m no different.
But raising uncommon kids takes uncommon effort. It’s not something that happens over night, but something that happens over a lifetime.
Common parents, like myself, need a roadmap to help us develop uncommon children. Thankfully there is one.
I used to believe that I was the only woman who struggled with my identity as a wife and mother. Since my marriage, I’ve wanted to embrace the new role I’d been given – homemaker. But part of me has always wanted more.
When I read the description of this book, I knew I had to read and review it.
Emily was telling my story.
Do you ever feel like you are worthless? Like the whole world is against you? Like you have no real hope for the future?
David Ring had every reason to feel that way. He was pronounced dead at birth and suffered many physical issues because of it. His mother, however, loved him greatly and did everything she could for him.
Then she died.
Could he withstand the negative forces bombarding him? Or would he quickly follow his mother to the grave?
If you’re like me, you had your life all planned out since childhood. You knew what you were going to do, when you were going to do it, and where you would be when you reached the age you are now. And, if you’re like me, you’ve discovered that life doesn’t work like that.
Welcome to the journey to Becoming what God wants you to be.
Jenny Simmons has been there too. Her book The Road to Becoming is full of rich examples of how God worked through her life, despite her plans. Do you need a dose of encouragement today? Are you feeling broken?
This book is for you!