Sunday, September 30, 2012

Life, In Spite of Me: Extraordinary Hope After a Fatal Choice
Pain. Despair. Hopelessness. Emotional wounds. Deep depression with the feeling of no way out other than suicide.  But somehow, God protected Katie Jane Anderson when she decided to put her body on train tracks to commit suicide.  With all the blood she lost she should have died.  Instead, she lost both her legs and survived.  She was 17 and had a hard road to continue on the road of healing, but she persevered and God changed her.

Life in Spite of Me, Extraordinary Hope After a Fatal Choice is about Katie's journey through her attempted suicide and how she found joy in her relationship with God. It is truly amazing that Katie survived this suicide attempt, but her survival is touching lives by giving hope to those feeling a deep sense of hopelessness.  Through her journey she has started an online ministry to provide support to others who are feeling many of the same things she felt.

I thought this book was well written and easy to read.  It truly shows how God can transform anyone going through a tough time.  She does a great job sharing how depressed and hopeless she was before she decided to lie down on the train tracks.  And,  her lack of legs are a constant reminder of the fatal choice she made.  From what I can tell, she is now living life to the fullest, reaching out to others through Reaching You Ministries and enjoying her new baby boy!

Feel free to check out her facebook page:

**I got this book free to provide a review.  My opinions are my own.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Lack of time?

I've been quiet on here a bit and it's not that I don't want to write.  It's lack of time.  Somehow, since our move I haven't gotten into a rhythm of doing some of the things I love.  This may have to do with being pregnant, some may have to do with my husband's weird work schedule, or just maybe the fact that my daughter no longer naps(she does have quiet time, but that's about 1 hour).

So, the news I do have for those that don't know me personally is I'm 20 weeks along in this pregnancy and we are having a boy.  And, is this boy moving already!  Our daughter is the first person that got to feel him kick and now she touches my belly and says, "Baby brother, please kick!"  Today it worked and she got a little kick from him.

And, at night, she kisses my belly then says, "Good night brother, " then gives my belly a hug.  I'm hoping this deep love she has for him already will continue once he's born, but I do realize this is going to be a huge adjustment for all of us!

13 week ultrasound picture