When my daughter moved from VA Beach to Jersey, oh wait, maybe it was from her from her rental to her next location, or her next location to her home now...regardless, it was in one of her many moves ( with babies in tow) that happened in a year and a half, she had this book in a give away box.
I saw it and grabbed it.
I don't know why.
Being the minimalist that she is, she gave me a mini lecture as I was taking it, making sure I would really read it and not take it just because and now it will be in my home creating clutter. ( she is her father's child to the core)
Well, I did want to read it. I don't know why. This guy never appealed to me, and I was not 'into' his music and really, I have about 8 books I have to read ( in my nook, no clutter), but for some reason, I took it anyway.
Despite her look, lecture and as well as my husband's right behind her, I bought it home. It has been 'creating clutter' for more than a few months.
Well, last week, my nook spazzed out and I haven't had time to go to B&N to get it fixed.
So the old concept of reading a paper book came back into my life.
This book was front and center. I still ignored it. For a few days.
But then I grabbed it and walked around with it and put it down where I was and grabbed it again, but didn't really open it to read it until bed time.
Just didn't want to or thought it would be boring-ish, and like I said, I never really had an interested to begin with.
Now I chalk it up to...' Its a GOD thing'.
I have wept several times while reading this book.
And it has bought me back to the Throne.
HE is so good to me. I hadn't realized how laxed I had become in my faith. I hadn't realized I was wading the ocean flat on my back instead of working the waves.
The funny part is, I like this guy more and more with each page. I did not expect that. I was just interested to see ...what happened. More of a gossipy heart than a searching heart.
He is so not my kind of 'hero', and oh how he would hate to be thought of that way. Just read the book. But now, I so wish I was more like him. I am not finished, and I a reading it WAY more slowly, to savor the words as well as the faith. Last night, I read some excerpts to Samuel out loud. It humbled him, too. He didn't want to hear it, but he was glad he did.
Anyway, I think this book it a keeper. For me.
On another note.
I miss my mom. She is at the motherland visiting. She visits for weeks on end. The girls miss her, too. When we go to the house to check up on it, they mope around and ask how much longer. Samuel has a count down calendar, and he is 15. He already has expressed she has to come over for dinner the day after she gets home. She is a good grandmother. And she feeds them. :)
Less than 3 months until Precious Grandson #3 is born, but he will be #1 from our firstborn. Have I mentioned being a grandmother is such a blessing?? There really is nothing like being a mom. Except being a grandmom. I love both roles and am thankful for the privilege. Even being a mother in law is a delight. I love my children in law dearly. They are more than I could have hoped for for my children. I had nothing to do with the pickin' and choosin' but I did have something to do with the raisin', so they would make good choices, and trusted that. They did good. <3 ( I know, I know, it should be 'they did well ', and the grammar lady in my is wanting to change it, but let's move on.)
HE is good. ALL THE TIME.
Remember to always seek HIS face.