Sand in my Sandwich- and other motherhood messes I'm learning to love.
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Attempting control in a messy world....
I think all of us aim for perfection. All of us want a perfect home, perfect relationships, a perfect family filled with perfect children. But life isn’t like that- life is messy, no matter how you try to control it.
'Sand in my Sandwich' is filled with the challenge of messiness in family living; but it’s also overflowing with the realisation that, through it all, God is able to provide strength and the ability to right the very things that seem to have fallen apart.
Sarah writes a light-hearted though transparent account of her life and struggles, especially parenting three children, two of whom are special needs kids (autism spectrum.) She paints a picture of family life that we can all laugh about but also, relate to.
Parenting is not easy. Each child is different. No parenting style is perfect. And life with kids, who invariably create chaos wherever they go, is certainly messy. As parents, we very quickly realise that our parenting skills are largely inadequate for the challenge, and the mess.
“Children are veritable Rembrandts when it comes to making kempt things unkempt.”
If you’ve ever found yourself telling your children not to lick the floor, and other statements that you never thought you’d utter, you will definitely relate to this book. But more than that, you’ll find encouragement and inspiration and hope.
“Attempting perfect control is impossible in an imperfect world. It’s even more unattainable a goal in parenting, where we parents flail and lunge and trip toward raising decent children who love the Lord and sometimes eat their broccoli. There is no perfect family; there’s no life free of mess.”
Sarah’s struggles with family life remind us that we’re not alone on this journey and we need to look to God and His strength to handle this and more. And even when everything seems broken beyond repair He is able to take the chaos and put things together just right- perfect.
I would like to thank Revell for providing me with the opportunity to read and review,
and learn and grow, through this book.
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