I’ve just finished this great book that I thought you might like. I’m in the middle of some other good ones I’ll share another time (I’m sure I have ADHD, as I always have a few on the go at any one time) but this is a great one to snuggle up with this Christmas.
Kayla Aimee is everything I am not. Cute, young, Southern and a life long believer, as I’m a slightly jaded middle aged Brit, who didn’t come to faith until after she was married.
Yet woven into Kayla’s story of suffering, heartache, fear and questioning was my own story. Whatever life has thrown our way, we can relate to this young mum who struggled to navigate the rollercoaster ride of being the mother of a micro-premie daughter.
In her book Anchored – Finding Hope in the Unexpected Kayla Aimee doesn’t hold back any punches. One minute you are sobbing as you read how her baby weighed less than six sticks of butter, then you’re laughing at her hilarious medication induced antics while in the hospital. All the while you are gleaning little gems of wisdom and faith that sustain you in your own journey and leave you with a sense of hope, as a smile cracks across your face as Kayla invites you to laugh despite the circumstances.
“But even fairytales would not exist without the dark places. Beauty without the beast is just another pretty face. Sleeping beauty is without the spindle is just the story of a girl who takes a very long nap.”
Amen to that y’all.
(Maybe there’s a Southerner in me after all).