Etched...Upon My Heart: What We Learn and Why We Never Forget Written by Jill Kelly
~* I started to write that I couldn't share my thoughts about the book personally, because I had just received it recently and hadn't had the time to read it the way I had wanted to, liked to and knew I should, and then I opened it and read the introduction. The introduction spoke to me, it drew me in and I began reading page, after page, after page... I began to think about my thoughts on love, how I came to know love and my first experiences about love. I am amazed that I've become so free loving, so openhearted, so giving and generous, when in fact the memories I remember about my first experiences of love were terrifying and scary to think of my own children experiencing it the way I did.
So now I'm officially sucked into the book, I don't want to put the book down. I am appreciating each tale that Jilly Kelly shares with me about her personal life and experiences, I learning about her, her life and connecting with her thought processes. All the while, I am opening my heart and mind to accept some facts about myself. It is amazing what you learn about yourself when you really put some thought into it, you learn how you connect, how you relate, how you came to be the woman, mother, wife, sister, daughter you are today.
I have a lot of memories, some beautiful memories, some terrifying memories, some heart wrenching memories, and memories that are vague, but they are there no less. Reading this book, its reminding me of why I started a blog in the first place, the reasons why I thought I stood out amongst all the others, my willingness to share and connect with others in hopes that one day, my story will touch and impact someone in a great way. So many thoughts spilled as I began flipping through the pages, I am contemplating my next move.
This book filled with so much honesty, calling me to faith, yes, faith. I believe in God. But there are times or have been times in my life when I've questioned him, his actions, his show of love, he's always blessed me and brought me through of some of the most challenging times in my life and he said he loves me. This is a review for the book Etched... Upon My Heart written by Jill Kelly, what an inspiration.
God is Love (1 John 4:8)
WOW! This speaks mountains, it reminds me of a conversation I had recently with my sister, about holding on to the past pains and hurts, and bringing them up, how holding on to those thoughts and feelings will simply just keep you from accepting and receiving good feelings. How God needs to be the center of your life, in your life, accepted as part of your life. I've always known that it is because of my connection to God that I've come this far, but that I could probably use more of him in my life to discover my true purpose, these dreams that leave me feeling exhausting from chasing all of the wrong ones. Oh my, it goes on and on, I've got a lot to think about, and my creator and I will have to speak on it, because it is time!*~
About the Author
New York Times best-selling author Jill Kelly shares deeply personal experiences as a mother trying to make every moment count, against the backdrop of trying circumstances, in Etched...Upon My Heart: What We Learn and Why We Never Forget. "This book is everything I hope my daughters eventually learn, always remember and never forget. It's everything I would share with you, woman to woman and mother to mother."
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