Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Life Without Limits by Nick Vujicic

"My life is an adventure still being written -- and so is yours."
~ Nick Vujicic ~

When I picked up Life Without Limits by Nick Vujicic I knew I would be reading the story of how he came to terms with his disability and learned to enjoy life to the fullest. I expected him to tell me how I can apply some of what he has learned to my life to improve it. I enjoyed reading about how he has discovered a purpose for his life and how he has grown into an internationally recognized motivational speaker, as well as the insights that he shared into the relationships with his siblings and his parents. He has certainly been successful in sharing his positive viewpoint around the world. Most touching, I think, was the moment he first came face to face with a child who shares his diagnosis. The discussion of the bond formed between their families was amazing and heart-warming.

What I didn’t expect was the candor in which he relays some of his toughest times along that road. I appreciated his honesty in admitting the darkness of his feelings and the vulnerability it took to show how he worked through them. I didn’t expect to see past today’s inspirational speaker to the child who thought it would be better if he didn’t exist. I think it was because he shared this knowledge that the inspiration and motivation flows so freely from his story, makes it one that I am glad to have read, and leaves me wanting to learn even more.

You can read an excerpt HERE.


:: DISCLOSURE: I received a copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah for this review::

Saturday, May 14, 2011

God Bless Katie!

Katie received her First Holy Communion on May 7.

All the kids looked SO CUTE!

And Katie looked like an absolute princess!

It was a beautiful day and she is so proud.

{We won't talk about how they left her name out of the program! :/ }

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Someone's THREE!

Guess Who??

Happy 3rd Birthday, Mari! We love you! xoxo