Life can be funny at times can’t it..
You know.. when something DIFFERENT starts happening in your life..
You’re unsure as to HOW you’re going to go about adjusting to this kind of DIFFERENT but some how God starts placing the materials in your life to help you..
Well, that’s where I’m at right now..
My youngest just graduated and I’m wondering to myself.. No what?? What do with myself??
I don’t have the clear cut answers yet, but I do see things coming into my path that will help me along the way..
A few of those things have been books. One is an actual Bible Study on the ‘second calling’ in life and another is the adorably funny fiction book Here, Home, Hope by Kaira Rouda that I just finished.
When I saw the information on this book, I just had to giggle to myself and say.. that sounds like me.
Kelly Mills Johnson becomes restless in her thirty-ninth year. An appetite for more forces her to take stock of her ordinary middle-American existence and her neighbors’ seemingly perfect lives. Her marriage to a successful attorney has settled into a comfortable routine, and being the mother of two adorable sons has been rewarding but exhausting. Meanwhile, Kelly’s own passions lie wasted. She eyes with envy the lives of her two best friends, Kathryn and Charlotte, both beautiful, successful businesswomen who seem to have it all. Kelly takes charge of her life, devising a midlife makeover plan.
I loved the humor and the honesty that Kaira Rouda brought to this book.
As I was reading it, I could totally relate.
Kelly Mills Johnson is surrounded by a group of ladies who I could see being in my life. The ones you love hanging out and the ones you try to avoid. LOL.
I also enjoyed reading a book that was based on a family that was actually functional. The husband and wife actually loved each other and even though Kelly was going through a ‘mid-life’ challenge, she didn’t feel the need to leave her husband, yet found strength in his support and love.
I laughed out loud (sometimes hysterically) at some of the predicaments Kelly got herself in. I also found myself thinking that I’d love to grab a cup of ‘tar’ and sit out on her back porch and chat wit her for awhile.. I’m thinking we would be fast friends.
Kaira Rouda has done a wonderful job in writing a book that I think any one in their late 30’s, early 40s’, .. heck at any age over 29 .. could enjoy.
Here’s another great video with some of her friends discussing the book..