Tuesday, May 07, 2013

On Raising Girls and Books

It terrifies me.  I prayed for boys.  I'm sure I'm not supposed to say that, but I did.  

And, as in many ways, God answers prayers often with what we need, rather than what we want.

So, I got Lainey Caroline and my life has never been the same.  

I'm constantly drawn now to books and quotes and all things girls-related.

Such a beautiful verse:


This one seems harsh with the last statement, but I believe in it in many ways.

I've read lots of books lately on girls.......involving eating disorders, foster children, cutting, and more.

I think I read this years ago, but am re-reading it again now:

So far, I'm pretty much in shock.

I do not care for most self-help books.  Anyone have suggestions on other books about girls?  I pretty much know Are You There God, It's Me Margaret? by heart.  So, save that recommendation.  :)

Up next, Sedaris' new one.  And, then I'll finish The Storyteller by Piccoult.

I am in a reading frenzy right now.

Girls-related or not, I'd love to hear your thoughts.


Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

I don't really have any advice. I have three daughters and they are each different. Their smiles, personalities, needs and wants are all totally different. I don't know if there is a book.

Just do what feels right for you and for her.

starnes family said...

I love that.....love that our kids are so different, too. We are blessed!

Heidi DeGroot said...

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult has been rough for me to get through! I love JP, but sometimes her books involve so much thinking and back and forth! It probably doesn't help that I have been reading it while I am on the treadmill walking/running at the YMCA---ha ha. I suppose I should try some lighter reading for working out;)

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