I don't know about you but I absolutely love a good book, and one that encourages and uplifts me in my role as a mother and wife can be like an oasis in a desert.
Let's face it, mothering and being a home builder can be hard work! You can feel like you are going round in circles and doing the same thing endlessly, results are not always instant or obvious,and usually only as we look back can we see the progress.
Well, I have found the last few years particularly demanding, with 2 needy babies, my first breastfeeding success (they are still both nursed by me) a wonderful thing but it takes a lot of work to establish and maintain a low supply.
Its been easy to feel down and overwhelmed and sometimes you just need a little bit of encouragement
This book that I have been reading has been that bit of encouragement that I needed
Desperate - hope for the Mom who needs to breathe by Sally Clarkson and Sarah Mae
It reads as letters to and from a mentor (Sally Clarkson) from a Mom in the thick of it (Sarah Mae)
Its honest, and deals with real life, but it doesn't condemn you for not being the "perfect mum" but encourages you to look to Jesus and keep on trying!