Confession: There are days I don’t appreciate my life the way I should.
I stress over a sink full of dishes, crumb-covered counters, and unmade beds.
Some days, when I hear my kids bickering, I want to poke my eyes out. When I watch four people walk by a pile of clothes on the stairs, I want to weep. (I mean, can’t someone take them upstairs?)
But reading Anchored: Finding Hope in the Unexpected, by Kayla Aimee, has brought me down. It’s grounded me during these long summer days when trying to work with three kids home all day makes me feel like I’m getting nothing right and doing everything wrong.
Anchored has reminded me to really, truly appreciate all that I have because really? This is a good life.
Actually, it’s a great life.
And I have so much to be thankful for.
I know this–believe me. I am grateful, but we all need reminders sometimes, don’t we?
I’m thrilled to be able to share this gift of a book with my you, my friends, many of whom are parents yourselves.
And I even have a fun giveaway for you.
Here’s the skinny. . .
Anchored: Finding Hope in the Unexpected:
It’s a story for anyone who has wondered, ‘Where is God in this?’
My friend Kayla Aimee tells the story about her journey to motherhood after struggling with infertility for years. She tells her story about being a mom to a micro-preemie.
A micro-preemie, friends.
Do you even know what a micro-preemie is? I didn’t until I met Kayla.
A micro-preemie is a baby born under three pounds and before 26 weeks. Can you even imagine?
Kayla gave birth to Scarlette Vonne at 25 weeks. Scarlette was one pound, eight ounces.
Twenty-five weeks. One pound, eight ounces.
I had known much of Kayla’s story before reading this book, but I had not a clue about the details. The challenges. The victories. The stress that the experience placed on her family, relationships, and her faith.
Kayla is not only one of the coolest women I know; she’s smart, savvy, beautiful inside and out, and to boot, she’s hilarious. And she’s a rockstar writer.
So this book gracefully weaves together her story, a story that may seem foreign to many but to which so many of us can relate. Everyone should have this book on his or her bookshelf.
We may not be parents of a micro-preemie, but each one of us has undoubtedly experienced some sort of challenge in our life that has pushed us, stretched us, or leveled us, forcing us to reach high for strength and to hang tightly to our anchors.
I am thrilled to be able to share with you an opportunity for your own copy of this book, along with a cool little extra to top it off.
GIVEAWAY: A signed copy of Anchored: Finding Hope in the Unexpected, by Kayla Aimee and an 8×10 art print painted by Ruth of Gracelaced.com!
Do you want to win a signed copy of Anchored: Finding Hope in the Unexpected, by Kayla Aimee and an 8×10 art print painted by Ruth of Gracelaced.com??! Yes, yes you do.
Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to throw your name in the hat:
This giveaway ends Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at midnight ET and is open to folks here in the US only. Winner will be chosen by ‘Rafflecopter’ and will be notified on or around 07/15/15. Winner must respond within three (3) days of notification or forfeit the prize, in which case an alternate winner will be selected. All Official Sweepstakes Rules apply.
But wait. There’s more! There’s something for everyone here!
Even if you order this book on your own, you’ll be able to download the attached printable art from Gracelaced as your free gift. Awesome, right?
Pair the book with the artwork and some of the goodies below, and you have a really awesome gift for a mom, sister, friend, neighbor:
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