I began a new job this week. A job that I decided I wanted when I discovered it existed while working at Brooks Elementary earlier in the year.
One of my best friend's shared this with me. It is the story of one woman's journey through foster care, adoption and navigating family life. This story was set in the 1960's and is based on her own life story. I found the book comforting because the author was able to verbalize some of the feelings that I have had as we go through our foster care journey.
My friend and I have been reading Bonhoeffer's book, The Cost of Discipleship for several years and have yet to finish it. Bonhoeffer was a deep thinker and it is a slow but challenging read. As I have read through that book, my interest in the arthor has increased. I knew that Bonhoeffer was part of a plan to assassinate Adolf Hitler. This book begins with Bonhoeffer's childhood. He had a twin sister and his parents were part of the upper class of German society. His family thought that the study of theology was a strange choice for him, but encouraged him nonetheless.
They put signs up well in advance alerting the community to the road work that was to close the road for three days at the beginning of August. Since we are still fairly new to the area, we weren't sure exactly what part of Cedar Grove Road would be impacted. When we finally figured it out, we had two options for the detour. Drive 3 miles East, then backtrack 6 miles on a road that loops above Cedar Grove or go approximately 5 miles south, 3 miles west and 4 miles back on the interstate to get to where we would have come out on Cedar Grove Rd. We chose the second option as it was quicker and less dangerous. Several others joined us. When the three days were up, the road was not opened to our great annoyance.
I highly recommend this book, but with all marriage books that I have read, it took me several months to complete. Truth be told, I began this book several years ago, stopped reading for whatever reason and when I finally went back to it, I started over from the beginning. Eggerichs looks at the Biblical example where women need to feel loved and men need to feel respected.