do you want your life to count for something? to have meaning? the answer to that is, probably, yes. i do. badly. some days, in the midst of the daily mundane routine, i question how it all adds up. i know that being a mom is crazy important and carries more purpose than i realize. but some days i can’t seem to find the meaning behind the mom. i know it is there. somewhere. because before four kids, and, really, before growing up, it was there. and through all these in between years, i’ve come to know that meaning goes beyond what we do. and has much more to do with who we are.
Freefall to Fly, A Breathtaking Journey Towards a Life of Meaning, is a book that i’ve recently read on the topic of meaning.
and, i’m so excited about this book because it’s a great one but also because it is written by one of dearest friends, rebekah lyons (you may remember rebekah, and her family, from the land of nod feature a few months back…i helped decorate + style their home).
but back to the book. … Freefall to Fly is a story. a journey, to be exact. it’s rebekah’s personal journey towards a life of meaning told in a very honest, raw and real way. a few years back, rebekah and her family packed up the familiar and left for new york city with 3 kids in tow. as her friend, i remember basking in her braveness and wanting a piece of it for myself. but, taking risks and being brave doesn’t always come easy. in the thick of it there was everything from midtown daydreams to park avenue meltdowns. and then came a beautiful surrender.
it was over this past christmas break, when rebekah sent me her manuscript to read. i curled up under the covers and found myself reading into the early morning hours because i just couldn’t seem to put it down. yes, because it was a story that i wanted to see through until the end but also because i couldn’t help but find myself hidden inside the words and the pages and the pages and the words. i seemed to be finding bits and pieces of myself that had been missing for some time. i was found in words like, “facing our fears opens the way forward.” (the brave piece seems to go missing with me more than i care to admit). after reading every last word, i’d say i’m a little more found, and gently reminded that i want to be moving forward, even if it scares me. i’m certainly on this journey towards a life of meaning.
i’m excited to GIVEAWAY one copy of Freefall to Fly today (CLOSED)
*all you have to do is leave me a comment. and if you’d like to share, i’d love to know what it is you’d love to do in life, if nothing was holding you back. (giveaway ends 5/16)