Somehow, late in the day yesterday I stumbled upon this book. As I read the first chapter I knew it was a book worth reading. She lost her fourth child and was grieving, as she wrote her blog over 4 plus years pieces of it were turned into this book. The first chapter talks about how for therapy purposes she smashed a pitcher and then glued the pieces back together. This is an excerpt from chapter 1.
Mended: Pieces of a Life Made Whole
By Angie Smith
“The image of my life as a broken pitcher was beautiful to me, but at the same time, it was hard to look at all of the cracks. I ran my fingers along them and told Him I wished it had been different. I wished I had always loved Him, always obeyed Him, always sought Him the way I should. I was mad at the imperfections, years wasted, gaping holes where it should be smooth.
But God, my ever-gracious God, was gentle and yet convicting as He explained.
My dearest Angie. How do you think the world has seen Me? If it wasn’t for the cracks, I couldn’t seep out the way I do. I chose the pitcher. I chose you, just as you are.”
Excerpt From: Smith, Angie. “Mended.” B&H Publishing Group, 2012. iBooks.
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Well done Ms. Thomas, well done!