Loving the Little Years Review and Giveaway!
I was intrigued when I discovered a book that had been written just for me! Rachel Jankovic (daughter of Doug and Nanci Wilson) has five children, ages five and under. She is currently living out the hardest mothering years, and had the courage to write about it! "Loving The Little Years, Motherhood in the Trenches" is a book written to let other Mom's know that she understands.
Rachel knows about the runny noses, the mountains of laundry, the whining children, and the ever present messes. But she has a vision to raise her children, and to truly teach them to know God, and love Him. It is a simple book, but refreshing. She gives many good reminders in this little book that is jam packed with tips of the trade.
I love this paragraph from the second chapter.
"I remember a time when I used to be much godlier. It was sometime in junior high and my room was clean. It must have been beautiful weather outside because the lighting was very nice in my room where I was reading my Bible every day and feeling really good. It was quite clear to me that my sanctification was progressing very well. As the feeling wore off, I remember looking back to that time as a high point. That was really living the Christian life." (From Chapter 2: In The Rock Tumbler)
Wow, could I relate to that! I fondly remember the carefree days of high school where I had all the time I wanted in my room to read, journal, pray, etc. Fast forward to today, and unless I get up early (which I'll admit does not always happen, I'm still working on it!) I have to snatch some time in the morning for a prayer and a quick devotional book, and get busy.
The author shares on the back that "I didn't write this book because mothering is easy for me. I wrote it because it isn't." I appreciate her honesty!
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