So Close to Greatness…
So Close to Amazing!
Are you surprised to hear from me? Yeah, it’s been too long.
And to think… I was so close to greatness. SO close to AMAZING!
On my way to blogging greatness, life happened.
It started with grand babies. My husband and I began keeping one and sometimes two of them several days a week. It was so much fun! We got to be a part of lots of precious moments… like first steps and eating steamed carrots from the high chair tray.
I tried to keep up with the blog while loving on my littles – and for a while it worked. But soon I found myself staying up until 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning to get my blog work done. It was looking more and more as though I couldn’t have it all, much less do it all. So close to greatness… but not quite there.
In the meantime, my dad began to need more care and attention. We started going along for doctor appointments and taking most meals with him. We helped him with household tasks and estate planning.
So the blog kind of slipped below the radar. And the cares of the world crept in.
Determined to hang on – indeed to get a ‘shot in the arm’ – I was able to attend the Haven blogging conference. It was there that I got to visit with my sweet blogging friend, KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms.
And the most serendipidous thing happened! I was included in the launch team for her new book, So Close to Amazing!
If there ever was a book that I could identify with, it’s this one! It’s the story of my life… I’ve always felt that I was on the verge of accomplishing great things, amazing things! Have you ever felt that way, so close to amazing? But not quite there?
During this season of my life as a member of the ‘sandwich’ generation (sandwiched between caring for grandchildren as well as aging parents), this book met a definite need! KariAnne is a master wordsmith as she weaves stories about her journey of stepping out on faith and learning to be comfortable in her own skin. It’s a struggle we have all had, and she shares how God was with her every step of the way!
I couldn’t put this book down – I identified with KariAnne in every way! You can get the book HERE. It’s very affordable and would make a perfect gift! (affiliate link)
And below is a collection of thoughts about this delightful book, So Close to Amazing, as well as some of our experiences with being a bit less than perfect!