The first time I saw this book, Desperate by Sally Clarkson and Sarah Mae, I was immediately drawn to it. The book was written for moms who needs to breathe. Basically it is for all moms because one time or another, we all needed to breathe. No matter how committed and how much you love your kids, there will be days that you’d feel overwhelmed and didn’t know what to do or who to talk to. Sometimes, you’d think that you are ready but then something happens and every thing turns upside down.
Sarah Mae is a young mom to 3 kids and she openly shares the struggles, fears, worries and the desperation she felt as she continues on her motherhood journey. Each chapter begins with an email from her to Sally Clarkson. Sally shares her response which is filled with wisdom and encouragement from her many years of being a mom herself.
Being a mother, I have had moments when too many people would voice out what they think was best for our family and it really bothered me but eventually I learned to listen to that small voice inside, and I was so encouraged to read Sally’s words “I had found joy and freedom and pleasure in my life were when I listened to God’s voice in Scripture and pursued the dreams God had put on my heart. What other people thought of our path was irrelevant.”
Halfway reading this book, I am convinced that I should share this book with other moms out there. I am praying that I might be able to walk alongside other moms who feel loss, lonely and invisible and discuss this book. Each chapter ends with thought provoking and soul searching questions with suggested activities to further solidify what you have learned in the chapter.
We all need someone to walk along with us in our journey. Desperate allows us to bare our souls and find strength through God’s love while encouraging us to find a group to grow with us. I highly recommend this book to all moms.
Desperate is now available. Check out http://desperatemom.com/for more information.
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