What’s really more important?That’s the question that the author is really
asking.It’s all those distractions,
technology, and our desire for perfection that keep us from the people and
experiences that matter most to us.Mrs.
Stafford brings the case that we should put aside the things that, in the grand
scheme of things, do not really matter compared with those precious moments
that we are missing with our kids and family.Moments we cannot get back.
I was very intrigued when I read the title of this
book.I gave up Facebook several years
ago and, to me, it is one of the best decisions that I have ever made.It was getting rid of something in my life
that was consuming more time than I felt it needed to.For me, it was giving it up completely.I believe it gives me more time with my
son.I enjoyed reading about all the
special moments that the author spent with her girls instead of being on her
phone or worrying about making her house messier.The read was a bit repetitive, but I believe
that is part of her getting her point across.I appreciated that she put her mistakes out there and that she gave God glory
for opening her eyes to it. None of us
our without fault.She left me thinking
about how I could improve myself.
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I had my mom bring my baby pictures when they came for Christmas. I found several pictures that I believe Klive and I look quite a lot alike. This one really struck me though. This is a picture of me at Christmas when I was 16 months old. The next two are of Klive when he was 17 and almost 18 months old. Can you see the similarity?
We were very blessed this Christmas with our sweet 17 month old boy and one more on the way. We attended the Christmas Eve service at church. It was wonderful as always. The first two pictures are from before the service.
Here are Klive and Papaw on Christmas morning having a good laugh.
This was Klive's idea of playing with his gifts.
Klive was quite talented with his t-ball set that cousin Macy gave him.
Playing in his toy chest handed down to him from Aunt Lisa.
Relaxing on the couch with Papaw and watching cartoons.
As I've mentioned before, Klive loves to be read to and loves reading to others. I hope to instill a great love of reading in him. I really don't have any qualms about buying him books when I find one that I think he will enjoy. I believe it is money well spent. Here are several of Klive's favorite books.
B is for Bear - This was a gift that Klive received at one of his baby showers. He still enjoys this book after many many months. The touch and feel pages are great.
Trucks Go - You get to make fun truck sounds. What's not to love? The more exaggerated the sounds that I make, the more Klive loves it.
Hop on Pop - Dr. Seuss... need I say more. Klive loves the rhyming in this book. He starts grinning the moment I read that first page.
Red Truck - Bar none this is his favorite book. The illustrations are bright and fun. I will read it and he will hand it back to me asking, "More?" This will repeat about five times.
As for myself, my list is more of a what I'm reading now.
The Hobbit - I've wanted to read this for quite some time. I have to say that I love Tolkien. I'm only halfway through, but I am already in love with his writing. I plan to read the entire Lord of the Rings series next, but I have heard that it is more of a challenge to read. I'm looking forward to digging in to those soon.
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth - I was told that this was a must read. Great information if you want to learn more about labor and the progression of it. The personal stories are a must read and so informative. I haven't quite finished it yet, but this is going to be a great reference in general.
Anyone who has heard of Dave Ramsey has probably heard of
this book.If you are looking to get
your finances in order and start making your money work for you, this is a book
you should read.Dave takes you step by
step through paying off your debt, saving, investing, giving, and building
wealth.Scattered throughout the book
are examples of people who followed these principles and have changes their lives
in a big way.
My husband and I attended two live Dave Ramsey events in the
past, and we have been listening to his radio show for years.Needless to say, I already had a pretty good
understanding of his principles.Dave
lays it all out in this book.It is a
quick read and it is extremely easy to understand.I especially enjoyed reading the success
stories that were scattered throughout the book.It just goes to show that it is possible and
can be done.Dave also references scripture
throughout the book.Isn’t it strange to
anyone else that in this world of ours debt is the norm and being debt-free is
weird?This book really makes you think,
and I believe is a must for anyone’s library.It may just open up your eyes to something that is missing in your life…
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