Saturday, February 27, 2016

Book Review: Hope Unfolding

Motherhood is a beautiful and amazing gift but it can be really exhausting. I end every night feeling physically tired and far too many nights feeling emotionally tired. I feel so inadequate for my family sometimes.
If you feel the same way, even once a month, you need this book in your life.

I loved everything about Hope Unfolding and I was torn between plowing through it and savoring it. In the end I plowed through it, then lamented its end. I loved the scripture, loved the writing, loved and needed Becky’s kind and gentle words of encouragement. I closed the book feeling refreshed, renewed, inspired, and FINALLY, confident in my roles as a wife and mother. I can do this. I AM doing this! And my happy babies WANT me to be their mother. They are happy with the job I am doing. My husband is happy with the job I’m doing raising his children. Why am I not happy with the job I’m doing?

That’s not my outlook now. I know that I am human, flawed, as imperfect as they come. But you know what? I’m a good mom. I’ve never fully believed that before now. I’ve always felt like I was a good mom except for… and that is a lie.

I am now a follower and fan of Becky’s blog and highly recommend that beautiful encouragement found there, too. I plan to re-read many different sections of this book at different points in the next year, times when I’m feeling overwhelmed by life with three-under-four, and then I plan to pass it along to another mama who needs it. I have a feeling she’ll fall onto my radar at just the right time because God is good like that. =]

*I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for review. 

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