Book Review: Long Days of Small Things by Catherine McNiel
I was excited about this book because the author seemed so easy to relate to as she shares about herself in the first pages.. She admitted she wasn't the world's greatest mom, not in the "now-everyone-can-relate-to-me" kind of way but in the, "no-really,-I-don't-have-it-together" kinda way. She proceeds with a book full of examples on how to use motherhood as a spiritual discipline.
This is a singular idea and one that should be exposed as much as possible. Think about it. As mom's we are more disciplined then we probably ever have been! We may not get up to run at 5am but we certainly wake up to any little cry in the middle of the night? We budget our time (even if it is just to survive) and we make it through each marathon day. We keep more people than just ourselves alive every day. You don't get much more disciplined than that!
To realize that some of these disciplines can blur over into the spiritual since is wonderful to me! Each chapter ends with a topic point and an idea to go with it. This I didn't find helpful for me and wish she would have included more stories but maybe if I used this in a group setting it would be more ideal!
I would totally read more books by this author, Catherine McNiel. She is funny and lighthearted but deep at the same time!