Friday, March 27, 2015

Sand in my Sandwich - Book Review

Sand in my Sandwich and other Motherhood Messes I'm Learning to Love is by Sarah Parshall Perry, a mother of three children, two of whom are on the autism spectrum.   According to Perry, "The hardest stuff is the quickest way to God" and it doesn't take long in reading her book that you realize that she has plenty of the "hard stuff" in her life.  But don't expect a downer!  This book if full of wit and encouragement!

I found myself laughing out loud at several of the stories shared and at times I would nod my head at an all too familiar incident that I could relate to.  I love how the author shares her life with the reader with openness and such honesty.  Sometimes we have to accept that our abnormal life is our "normal" and just embrace it and draw closer to God through it.  Perry shares her faith and it is evident that Christ shines through her as she shares His grace and love with her family.

If you are a struggling mother and motherhood hasn't been exactly what you thought it would be, this would be a great book for you.  Just don't expect a step-by-step parenting book.  Instead be prepared to be encouraged and uplifted and see that there are other mothers out there just like you.  When our lives don't go as planned God is still God and He never fails!  Embrace the life that He has blessed you with.  Life doesn't always go as planned, sometimes it's better.

If you would like to purchase Sand in my Sandwich you can do so by clicking HERE.

Sarah Parshall Perry is a wife and mother of three children ages nine and under, but she’s also been a lawyer, an ad exec, and an adjunct professor. She is the co-author of “When the Fairy Dust Settles: A Mother and Her Daughter Discuss What Really Matters” (Warner Faith 2004), and the author of a blog, numerous magazine articles, short stories, and poetry. She received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and her B.S. in Journalism from Liberty University.
Sarah has served in youth ministry for over ten years, and is currently writing for where she uses her son’s Asperger’s Syndrome diagnosis to encourage other families living with disabilities. She lives in rural Maryland with her family and a slew of animals, and spends most of her time fighting for time in front of the computer.

***This book was provided to me by Revell Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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