Friday, January 30, 2015

A New Appreciation

Today is the last day that you can get this book for 99 cents on kindle
Even if you buy it and read it on your phone (kindle for iPhone, just do it!) you will not be disappointed. 

I never realized that when I started this book, it would leave me absolutely bawling 3-4 chapters in. 
I had to stop and contact my dad and just thank him for never walking out (as the dad did to the author of this book). 
Really, both of my parents have done an incredible job staying together and making their marriage work.

I simply cannot put into words what this book did for me.

As someone who never had a parent leave, whose parents are still married, I can tell you honestly this book is for EVERYONE. Like I said, I cried my way through the first four chapters and the only time I put the book down was to stop and give my dad a very long, tearful explanation of just how grateful and appreciative I am of him. 

For the person whose parents are still together - you need to read this book. You may think it won't move you, because you "can't relate", but that is the very reason I was moved to tears. Thank God for this book to open my eyes to just how much my parents have done for me and how much they love me.

At the end of this book, the realization of the grace of God on my life was simply something I couldn't thank Jonathan enough for. Through his story, he uses examples and scripture to bring hope and healing to those who need it, and a hard truth to those who, like myself, have taken my parents and God's grace in this area for granted.

Some of you know, Ken and I didn't do a first look at our wedding. 
However, I did one with my dad. 
It was such a special moment, and one I will remember forever.

I love that both of my parents were there on my wedding day.
My mom helped me get ready and graciously made sure it was a wedding with everything that was important to me rather than micromanaging, and my dad was incredibly patient and sacrificial with his resources to give me the wedding I had dreamed of.

Above all, I can't thank God enough for the fact that both Ken and I's parents were there, still married to one another, cheering us on and giving us a great example of godly marriages.

I'm in tears even as I write this post. 
I just cannot express how much this book is to read ... whether you resonate with Jonathan (the author of this book) in that a parent has left you and you now have to deal with the repercussions, or maybe you have parents like mine.
 I'm telling you, get this book!

Now... to the lovely pictures that make me tear up and thank God every day for my parents. :)

(notice Ken and his mom in the background)


  1. I love how much you honor your parents <3

    1. God has just absolutely blessed me by giving me the parents he did!

  2. New follower. Love your cute blog

  3. So good to see you so happy Mrs. Katie! God bless you and really enjoy your writings :) Besos y abrazos grandotes!