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  
Stop by and say hello. I also forgot to tell you that you can find this book at Amazon.

Love, Noreen and Hunter


  1. Thank you so much Noreen! Coming to know you has been such a blessing for me... and I always remember the number one thing that drew me to your blog from the first - is your first sentence on your 'about me' - A daughter of the King, saved by grace for 33 years. You are 'my kind of friend!' You are so kind to feature my book today! I only hope that those who read it, will learn something that will be valuable - for God's purpose and will for their lives. The Children belong to Him. This book was dedicated to the children of divorce. THANK YOU AGAIN! (((HUGS))) and Give Hunter ((((HUGS))) for Gracie and me.

  2. Thank you so much Noreen! I am so blessed to be a friend of yours through blog-land. The thing that drew me to your blog at first was the first sentence of your 'about me' ... daughter of the King, saved by grace for 33 years. You are 'my kind of friend'! Thanks Again for featuring Gracie's Diary: A Memoir on your blog today. I would hope that those who read it will leave having learned something and know that the children belong to God. This book was dedicated to the children of divorce. ((HUGS)) to you, and please give ((HUGS)) to Hunter for Gracie and me!

  3. You are not the first blogger who has recommended this book. I wonder if it is available as a Kinfle book? It would make a good read, I'm guessing, for our cruise. I'm going to go check right now.

  4. Bobbi is someone that I admire because of her positive attitude, and because of how kind and gracious she is and Gracie of course has a special place in my heart too with her endearing outlook on life! We are both lucky to have found their blog, and I also hope to meet them one day--She's in my time-zone, so I hope I will!

    I hope you're doing well, and thank-you for remembering Carl!!

  5. That sounds like a wonderful book. Isn't it amazing how much you can connect with someone in the blog world. I am continually amazed. xo Diana

  6. Sounds like a great book, Noreen. Thanks for sharing on your blog. Stay warm and have a wonderful day (and enjoy that stew!)
    xo Beth

  7. Unfortunately that is a subject matter all to common these days! We are in a deep freeze here but the air is a bit better today. Have a wonderful day!

    Keep Calm & Bark On,

    Murphy & Stanley

  8. It sounds like an incredible book. Just might have to have MOM check it out, that is if she ever stops working long enough to breathe. Nose poke to Hunter.

  9. Sounds like a wonderful book, Noreen...will have to check it out!! Hugs to both you and to Hunter!! xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

  10. Thank you for recommending this book, I have visited Bobbi and Gracie,.

    I always enjoy reading of your day.

  11. I was surfing the blogs and came in touch with your blog. its really amazing.. i've started reading it.. very nice....


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