12/08/2005

SAHM I Am

I finished SAHM I Am by Meredith Efken as I waited for my children’s school to pop up on the “closed” list for tomorrow (a little ice in Texas goes a long way.) Anyway, it was a delightful read!

Written as a collection of emails to and from various characters all connected by a Stay-At-Home-Mothers (SAHM) email loop, this book captured the frustration and joy and mayhem of stay-at-home moms. I could so relate to the issues of preschoolers and feeling worth and getting crosswise with your husband and wanting so much to be the woman God wants you to be. I laughed through the whole book—and cried at the end.

Now, I’m not sure that in the midst of those years in my life I could have laughed through it. I might have bawled through the whole book! But with my youngest at the ripe old age of 11, I can look back and see God’s faithfulness, not only in allowing us to survive those years, but in bringing about the heart change in me that I so longed for.

SAHM I Am would be a great gift for any young mom on your Christmas list this year. I plan to give a few of them.

1 comment:

Meredith Efken said...

Thanks for such a nice review. I'm glad you enjoyed my book! You might want to look for its sequel, @Home For The Holidays, in November. Many blessings as you continue raising your family and as you bless others with your blog.

--Meredith