Today is the big day. I feel weird about this one. It’s a double double digit –
33 was a little strange, too. However, then I was in a city I loved, working in a profession I loved and felt like I was thriving. A lot has changed in the last 11 years, including my address 4 times and the number of mouths I feed on a daily basis. Where does the time go?
To make this day extra special, I have a wonderful gift for you. Just as I am surprised by how different my life has become over the last 11 years, motherhood has been its own surprise. Surely you have guessed by now.
I have a copy of “Surprised by Motherhood” by Lisa-Jo Baker for one of you. People! This book is not even out yet. It won’t be released until April 1 and I’m offering it to you today – again with the help of the generous folks at Dayspring. You will receive the book as soon as it releases.
Don’t be jealous (okay, you can be a little jealous). I have already read this amazing story of one of the dearest souls in my life right now. I do not want to give a bit of it away. Thing is, Lisa-Jo is so lavish with her heart and words that you’ve already been given sneak peeks if you have read her blog even once.
There are moments we all nod our heads in agreement as she distills those moments that are common to all moms and strings them into a word necklace that goes perfectly with the faded jeans. And then there are moments that take your breath away, fill your eyes to the rims with tears and cannot be imagined because they are so foreign. There are also aches that sneak in when we see what we so desperately wanted, but never got. But we celebrate each other, just like today.
That is Lisa-Jo – she is us, and only she is herself. You know what? We are each that glorious same distinctiveness. We have this momlife, but our own words to tell our story. This is her story. I bet she’d like it if it gave you a bit of bravery to tell your own. I know I certainly felt that bravery stir in my blood throughout.
Surprised by Motherhood will be one of those books that brings you closer to Lisa-Jo and closer to your own adventure. You can pre-order it here right now.
Congratulations friend on the impending birth of your fourth baby!
Check out the other 3 books I'm giving away: 7 by Jen Hatmaker, You're Going to be Okay by Holley Gerth, and Notes From a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider.
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