Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Book It

I can't remember the last time I had time to read a book! But I'm finding time now, because I enjoy reading and I really miss it. I have always loved reading. I learned to read when I was 4, when my mom was teaching my then 5 year old brother to read. I fell in love. I started reading chapter books. I don't even remember reading picture books. I think I went straight to Ramona books (yes, my mom still has all of them!), then Betsy books, and of course Babysitters Club...the list goes on. As I got older I got interested in more Suspense books...i.e. John Grisham, then more into Autobiographies and even "Self-Help" books. I love reading other people's experiences in life and how they overcame things or how we can learn from things, etc.
Then...then I had 2 kids. I'm also working full time, have 2 dogs, a husband, trying to cook, laundry, cleaning, feeding, bathing, working out, sleeping (sometimes) and reading was just not on the top of my "to do" list. I really want to get back into reading, it makes me feel...smarter..if that's possible, and makes me feel calm and relaxed and I know it's just good for the brain!

So, I bought a book today that I have been wanting to read. "Choosing to SEE" by Mary Beth Chapman--ya know, Steven Curtis Chapman's wife! (I'm not ashamed to admit, I had a serious crush on him during his "Saddle Up Your Horses" faze)

I've read many articles and watched many You Tube interviews regarding their family and the loss of their little girl. As a mom, this hits me to the core. Just the thought........
I love how she is so honest about her faith and her struggle in her faith! I think more Christians should be this way. We are not perfect. We don't have it all together every second. God never promised us that our lives would be full of roses and rainbows...and I think so many Christians and NON-Christians miss that. I just bought this on my lunch break today and I'm already on Chapter 6. I have this feeling I will be up late tonight until the book is finished (you know when the kids are in bed and laundry is put away!) I'm already sucked in.
I will give my 2 cents when I'm done reading..which very likely could be tomorrow!


  1. I'd like to read that too. I've also watched and listened (on the radio) to interviews about their story. They were recently in Columbus and I really wanted to go, but we didn't make it. I'll have to add the book to my list. I can't wait to hear what you think.

  2. I also had/have a crush on SCC!! I totally had that cassette tape in junior high of The Great Adventure. I loved him! Hahahah I just now went to youtube and watched that video of saddle up your horses. Oh my gosh his hair. Go watch it. Hillarious!

    I too felt horrible when I heard the news of their loss of Maria. And the way it happened just broke my heart for all of them. I hope thier son is doing okay. Did Mary Beth mention how he is doing? I will have to read this book now too.

  3. LOL Beth, I just watched the video..the hair, the clothes..cracked me up! Still a hottie though, I think he's gotten cuter w/ age!

    Yes Mary Beth did mention how her son is doing. He has good days and bad days, but he's doing so much better and speaks out about it at concerts (he's in a band w/ his brother). The faith that her son has, wow, his testimony could seriously change lives!