Writing Home ~ Giveaway!

Author: angiem, 04 18th, 2010

Writing Home ~ Cindy La Ferle

Writing Home ~ Cindy La Ferle

When I was young my grandmother used to say that children are our inheritance from the good Lord. As we receive them into our families, we inherit their dreams and their futures as well, neither of which we should take lightly. Now, fully an adult and a parent as well, I understand the magnitude of her words.

Responsibilities come and go, but this is one that stays with us. Years and years of preparing them for adulthood, making mistakes along the way, learning together (in my case, at least), yet knowing there’s nothing arbitrary about the values we try to instill in them. We hope to infuse their life with meaning and with joy. We try to be good examples, yet remain true to ourselves. And we get tired along the way, and wish to just give in and let things be.

There are inherent risks in all we do, in life itself.  Sometimes the most we can offer is emotional safety. Because life nonchalantly goes on in it’s own way in a blatant disregard to our opinions and wishes, our duty to our children’s future is so vital and so much more rewarding than we can even anticipate.

And with this in mind, I’d like to introduce you to Cindy La Ferle.  I read Cindy’s collected essay book, Writing Home, nodding my head at her words, knowing that I have lived or thought about every single issue about motherhood that she brings up.  Immediately I went out and bought another copy.  It is so good that I know others will greatly benefit from it.  For more of Cindy’s words of wisdom, visit her at #mce_temp_url#. You may also purchase the book and receive it within a few days from #mce_temp_url#.  This drawing is open to all readers until next Sunday at noon.

Finally, huge congrats to Julie at #mce_temp_url# and Mwa at #mce_temp_url# for winning last week’s giveaway.  Stop on by and say hello!

Love to all of you.  And a beautiful week!

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36 Responses to “Writing Home ~ Giveaway!”

  1. Make Do Style Says:

    Sound a wonderful book x

  2. Lori Says:

    Sounds like a great read. I’m going to look into it.

  3. sharon Says:

    Hi Angie,
    So true all that you say about the responsibility that comes with raising children and how we share their dreams and their disappointments. It ties in strangely with the post I just put up, even more strangely because I mention you!
    Have a great day!
    Sharon

  4. Jessica Says:

    That’s so sweet of you to buy another copy! Don’t enter me because I know I probably wouldn’t get around to reading it, but thanks for sharing!

  5. Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem Says:

    Hi Angie. You are so right. There is only so much direction we can give to our children. Keep them safe, warm, loved, guidance, joy, fun and wonderful memories. Life can be hard and difficult, but also so wonderful and easy when you allow it to be. We all learn so much along the way. Its nicer to learn things together with a loved one and as a family and share all the above, good and bad. Thanks for the book recommendation. I shall take a look and find out more. Have a great Monday.

  6. julie Says:

    Dear Angie
    Thank you so much!!! You are a gem.. and a generous gem.. here you are again sharing.. Hope you have a wonderful week.. xxx Julie

  7. Bethany Says:

    you’re so generous Angie. The book sounds fantastic. I love what a book lover you are!

  8. Beth Says:

    Emotional safety, rules, instilling morals and manners, boundaries – it’s a challenging job but so worthwhile. The unconditional love is the easy part.

  9. French Fancy Says:

    I wonder what your grand mother would have made of me with dogs instead of children (smile)

  10. Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita Says:

    Your grandmother was so wise. I hope I can remember these words the next time my daughter engages me in a battle of wills!

  11. Ava Says:

    You give such wonderful advice on parenting. One day When I’m a mom I wish to have your parenting manual to guide me.

  12. Jena Says:

    Yay!!! Another giveaway! Count me in!

  13. Susu Paris Chic Says:

    I feel that you are a mother who questions herself - in the good sense - regularly. If you do that, you cannot go but to the good direction. You do your best. You are You. And that is enough.

    Have a sweet week Angie!

  14. Nancy C Says:

    Thank you for this. I will check this book out regardless, because the title alone captures my fancy.

  15. Bebe Says:

    Congratulations to the winners!!!
    I like your intro to this giveaway. You always know what to say Angie. :) I like that when I come here I leave pondering your posts and questions.

  16. audrey Says:

    this does look like something i would like to read. i’ll definitely put it on my reading list.

    i like so much what you shared about raising children and creating a safe space for their hopes and dreams… as well as their bodies and hearts. it’s a recipe of care i hope to remember.

    thanks Angie for your thoughts of me… i’m out of bed and getting back to strength.

    hugs love!

    oh! big congrats to Julie and Mwa, the winners:)

  17. Jeanne Says:

    If you are recommending it Angie than I know it is going to be wonderful!!

    Jeanne:)

  18. giftsofthejourney ( Elizabeth Harper ) Says:

    I would be interested in reading it too … I’m off to have another look around your place. Thanks for having the contest and giveaway.

  19. Corinne Says:

    Sounds like a book after my heart… I might have to run out and pick it up :)

  20. deb @ talk at the table Says:

    don’t enter me , Angie ~ I have this book and did a post dedicated to it, and to Cindy before Christmas.
    She is a sweet and wise soul, and this book is full of her loving touch on the splendour that is the ordinary day to day.

  21. Alice: writer, traveller, dreamer Says:

    Dear Angie, how beautifully you write… finally my connection has allowed me to read some more of your posts (I love the one below, too!) Being a parent is hard, but all we can do is the best we can and to ensure my daughter knows she is loved is what is most important to me… I think I would love this book - count me in! x

  22. Anya Says:

    There is nothing better than a wonderful book…Sound like a book I would want to read. Thank you for introducing me to the new name.

  23. Juniper Says:

    This book sounds really good, really wise, I would love to read it. Certainly won’t be finding it anywhere near me. So yes count me in for the give away!

  24. Francesca Says:

    I’m really enjoying your book recommendations, Angie! Thanks!

  25. Mama Zen Says:

    This sounds like an excellent read!

  26. Kirie Says:

    Angie, this sounds like a wonderful book. It is always so affirming to read the insights of other women on life and motherhood. I know I always appreciate your thoughts.
    Motherhood has been by far my favorite role in life, but it is often a lonely one. It is a good feeling to know there are other people experiencing the same daily doubts, questions, and joy that I do.

    Hope you have a lovely week, too!

  27. Sabine Says:

    This sounds like an interesting read. Children do connect us with such deep emotions in us - forces far stronger than we sometimes like to feel.

  28. Jill Kemerer Says:

    Thanks for the book recommendation. I’m adding it to my library list. Being a mother runs the gamut of emotions in me, too.

  29. Stephanie Faris Says:

    A glowing recommendation. I’ll have to check it out.

  30. mrsbear Says:

    What a great introduction to your giveaway. You echoed some of the sentiments I feel daily about parenting, but you said it much more eloquently than I ever could. The book sounds excellent, I will have to look it up.

  31. Mwa Says:

    Thanks Angie! Only second time ever I’ve won anything!

  32. Michelle @ The True Book Addict Says:

    Always enjoy your writing! Thanks for the giveaway.

  33. Relyn Says:

    YES!! I am not too late. I would love, love, love to win this book. I’d love to win anything you think is marvelous since I love the way that you think and your own wordsmithing skills.

  34. Ruth Says:

    Will have to add this to my reading list, too. I remember you had The Help on one of your posts, how was that? I just finished Little Bee…very good.

  35. izabel Says:

    i am not a mother yet but i hope one day i will be. i like the words that you had to say, wise!

  36. Autumn Says:

    I too agree that children, the purpose that they are born with, and the gifts that they have should not be taken lightly at all. I have been thinking about motherhood a lot lately. I can only pray that I will be the best mommy that I can be to my little ones when they come into my life one day and bring me such blessings and great joy! Lovely post! xoxo!

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