Wednesday, September 19, 2012
With Every Letter
Lately I've been a cleaning spree. The floors are clean, bedrooms picked up, dishes put away, and it is just such a great feeling. When everything seems to be in order and the kids are playing nicely I have a sense of contentment, that I know only the Lord can give at those moments. It makes me feel thankful for all that He has given me. Is there anything that you're thankful for?
With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin, this is a World War Two novel about flight nurses. I have never heard of flight nurses before so I was grateful for Ms. Sundin's extensive knowledge. During World War Two the United States implemented a new program to train nurses to ride in with cargo plains and pick up soldiers that were injured. This would cut the travel time to a hospital in half and would save numerous lives. If you're interested in learning more about World War Two Flight Nurses please go to this website. (flight nurses)
Ok :) Mellie Blake is such a nurse. She has aspirations to travel the world and help as many people out as possible. The only thing that is holding her back is her lack of social skills and having to join a writing program to build morale among the soldiers. Tom MacGilliver hides behind a mask of smiles and has really no friends. When he starts the writing program he is finally able to reveal his true self because of the anonymity. These two lives are thrown together because of this program and together they travel a very hard road of vulnerability and friendship.
This is a sweet romance novel. Filled with many challenges and convicting messages. One of them being how gossip can hurt friendship. Dear readers Ms. Sundin does a great job at writing this historical novel and the pace was just right. You will be swept in and not want to return until the very last pages. This truly is a remarkable book filled with Christ's awesome love and forgiveness. You won't regret reading this book.
*This book was given to me via Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group for my honest opinion and I honestly gave it.
*“Available September 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.
Lately I have been feeling like I'm on repeat with my son. Drew please don't do that, Drew please don't do that, and Drew please don't do that. Drew are you listening to me, Drew look at me. At times it is almost laughable, and then other times I'm pulling out my hair. He is too much like his mommy and daddy. We are strong willed and so is he. So this verse is a good reminder for both of us. I need to listen as much as he does. So what am I now praying for my son... Father may Drew realize how important listening to advice is, may he grow wise instead of a fool who only see's his way as being right. This is an important lesson for my little guy, but you know what! It's an important lesson for me too :)