There are times when the things that end up in this space seem very trivial - pretty vintage fabrics and flowers freshly cut from the garden.
But if you have read this blog long enough, you know there is also another part of our life that I do not write about often.
We are a military family. My boys have never known life without a Papa who goes away for long periods of time to very dangerous places.
And if you share this title with us, or you know a family that does, I want to recommend a new book to you.
Is He Really Coming Home! is written from a child's point of view about life in the military and issues families have gone through for years. The mother having to break the news when the children are so excited to have their dads/moms back in their lives again, even if it means that their lives have changed forever due to the injuries of battle.
Our family is blessed to know both the author of this book and the young illustrator. Both are family friends. You can watch a short video from the local new station that explains more about how this book came to being.
So in honor of Linda and Alex's amazing work, I'll be giving away a copy of Is He Really Coming Home! to one lucky reader.
The only stipulation to this giveaway is (and this is on the honor system folks!) that you must be a military family or plan on giving it to someone who is.
Good luck! The lucky winner will be drawn from the comments below at noon on Wednesday, August 25th.
I ended up with two signed copies, so the winners (generated by our new kitten who chose to bat two numbers around the floor) are Lisa and Kelli !!! Yay!!! Send me your addresses you two (or Lisa, we can just finally meet at the beach or something ;).