“I wake to the discontent of life in my skin… To the wrestle to get it all done, the relentless anxiety that I am failing. Always, the failing. I yell at children, fester with bitterness, forget doctor appointments, lose library books, live selfishly, skip prayer, complain, go to bed too late, neglect cleaning the toilets. I live tired. Afraid. Anxious. Weary. Years, I feel it in the veins, the pulsing of ruptured hopes. Would I ever be enough, find enough, do enough? But this morning, I wake wildly want to live (fully).” – Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts
If you are a woman. Please read this book. It is so good. So real. Forcing me to be real. Oh, how I need that. Oh, how we need this message as women, as mamas.
Have you read One Thousand Gifts already? How has the message of living fully in God’s grace affected your life?