Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Fly A Little Higher By Laura Sobiech: A Book Review

If I were delivering this review to you in person, I would simply hand you the book. Because, really, it speaks for it self. Every single page, wonderful.

Fly A Little Higher Book Cover

I finished the book quite a few days ago and have been letting it simmer. There is so much richness within, it almost begs for a second read.

Fly A Little Higher by Laura Sobiech is my guidebook to thankfulness.

It is a portrait of God's covenant - in action - in the flesh.

My favorite is Chapter 17. I underlined almost the entire chapter. Here, Laura describes the moment when she knew that God's plan did not include healing Zach. She had a choice, spend Zach's last days bitter and angry or surrender to God, trusting that through this experience - however difficult - He would fulfill His promises of protection and blessing.

Fly A Little Higher Quote

Laura's writing strips away the fuzziness of faith and shows the truth and blessing of what it means to weep in the garden.

Her story is an unyielding surrender to God's will.

Today, May 20th, 2014 is the one year anniversary of Zach's passing.

I pray that the Lord will continue to bless this family in spite of the pain they feel from Zach's absence.

Thank you, Laura, for sharing your story. I feel so honored to have read this book.

Purchase a copy of Fly A Little Higher here.

Find out more about Zach's story here and here.

You can purchase his song, Clouds on Itunes.

All proceeds go to the Zach Sobiech fund which supports Osteosarcoma research.

Thanks for reading.

- brook.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Another Year

This post comes with one simple photo. I took this one while the boys were napping.

It is from [F]'s third birthday, this past April.

That day, rather than ticking through a list of detailed birthday party agenda items, I spent the morning with [F] and then prepared our home for an evening full of his favorites: Chick-fil-a, Dairy Queen Ice Cream cake, and those he knows best.

Last year, I walked around his birthday party with my camera. This year, I set my camera to fully automatic and handed it to someone else.

My vision was clear and my heart full of happiness and hope for my first born, little man.

At age three, he is so beautiful.
His eyes are so big and so blue.
His attention is sharp.
His heart is compassionate, even as he navigates his curvy path through toddler-hood.

I am so proud of him.

Happy Third Birthday to my biggest, little boy.

Thanks for reading.

- brook.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

April 2014

This past April was a month of firsts and thirds :)  Here are some of our family's firsts. They are great memories we will always remember.

Details about [F]'s THIRD birthday to follow in another post.

I hope you had a great April.

Thanks for reading.

- brook.