"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Thursday, January 3, 2013
One Of Our Own
Today I want to highlight a new release written by a good friend, Bobbi Phillip. When I first started blogging, my hope was simply to keep a journal of daily happenings for friends and family; it quickly turned into an important part of my daily life, by helping me get to know some wonderful friends. Bobbi was one of the first gals I got to know; specifically because of Gracie, her beloved Cockapoo. At the time, this was the mix hubby and I were after, that was before we found our Hunter. When Bobbi shared about writing this Memoir, I was excited and had no idea what the subject matter would be. This book chronicles the story of divorce and parental alienation; the heartbreak that occurs when one parents sets a child/children against another. There was once a time where many didn't have family or friends that were divorced; but I am certain that every family, in one way or another, has been impacted by it. Bobbi wrote about her husband's fight to have visitations with his daughter and the extent that his ex-wife went to to keep them apart; at the end of every chapter Gracie shares her thoughts. I laughed and cried throughout this book. I know this wasn't an easy book for Bobbi to write, but on the inside page she says "At the end of the day only the good stuff matters". It is amazing that she and her husband survived the trials and have come out on the other side. I would highly recommend this book; it was not only educational for me but also I love supporting a blogging friend. I hope one day to meet Bobbi and Gracie in person!
It's another cold day here but the sun is out and the mountains look so beautiful. I finished organizing half of my fabric yesterday and will get in and do the rest today. I also need to get stew in the crock pot for tonight; I hope to visit with you today as the stew is cooking.
Thank you Bobbi for gifting me with your book; I am honored to have a signed copy. You can visit Bobbi at www.gracieownsme.blogspot.com
Stop by and say hello. I also forgot to tell you that you can find this book at Amazon.
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 37 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 38 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.