Friday, March 14, 2014


Today's SUYL topic at Kelly's Korner  is what we are currently reading.  I've never really been a big reader.  I'm not really sure why.  I think it's that I just always find something else to do and reading tends to make me sleepy. I do almost always have a book that I'm in the process of reading, it just may take me for-e-ver to get through it.  Right now I'm reading Growing Up Duggar by the four oldest Duggar girls.  

As I've mentioned before, we're big fans of the Duggar family.  I use the word fan lightly because it's not like they are a sports team or rock band, they are simply a bigger than average family living their lives to bring honor to The Lord.  I was so excited about this book because I just told Jonathan recently that I was hoping they would write something like this. In the book they discuss what it was like growing up in the Duggar household, especially during those tough teenage years.  The girls are far from perfect and they freely admit that, but I have always so admired their passion for purity in all aspects of their lives.  They never seem bitter and never say the way they live is because their parents said to.  They live the way they do because they know it's what brings the most honor to God.  I'm just in the first chapter of this book, but I'm so excited to see what they have to say.  I know my girls are still very little, but they are growing so fast.  Kadynce is so inquisitive and is already asking questions that I thought we wouldn't have to answer for a few more years.  Even though she sometimes takes me off guard, I love watching her soak everything up like a sponge.  I'm just so honored that God chose me to be these precious girls' mommy.  To teach them about His love and what it says in His word.  I have some incredibly Godly women in my life that have been such a wonderful example for me, but I am looking forward to some good insight from the Duggar girls themselves.

Also, I can't forget what I read daily with my littles.  Lydia LOVES to read.  She would sit in my lap and read all day if I let her.  Kadynce is finally to the point where she likes to read too.  If we're having a tough day we just sit on the floor in the playroom and read book after book.  30 minutes later everyone has a better attitude.  Lydia is at the age where she loves board books.  Especially the ones with different textures on the page or flaps to lift.  Kadynce likes to read longer stories now.  There are several books that the girls and I read frequently, but my personal favorite is Audrey Bunny by Angie Smith. 

If you don't know the story of Angie's precious daughter Audrey Caroline, you can read it here.  I could go on and on about how Audrey's story has impacted my life and helped me choose joy while carrying our Isaac, but I'll save that for another day and another time.  Needless to say, Audrey Bunny is the sweetest story and has the most beautiful illustrations.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I bought and really enjoyed the Duggars first book, but till now had no idea the girls had written their own book! I do love their tv show, and am sure I would really wind up enjoy this one as well!

    And just letting you know, I'm stopping by from Kelly's Korner!

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