Hope for the Weary Mom-Guest Post by Stacey Thacker
I'm a mom and a grandmother (Jeedoo is my grandmother name.) And all you young moms, I know how weary you can be. But I tell you, I am weary too--and it has to do with the lifelong nature of motherhood. So I am thrilled to tell you about a wonderful little resource: Hope for the Weary Mom by Stacey Thacker and Brooke McGlothlin. Here's an offer you can't refuse.
Do you know what is powerful?
“Hope” is the kind of word that makes us close our eyes and think ,“I could use a little bit of that tossed my way.” We need it in the morning when we stir our coffee and we need it as we lay our heads down on our pillows at night to drift off to sleep.
I know a thing or two about needing hope.
Last year I was buried by the task of mothering my four girls. I decided to pour out my heart in a blog post called, “Steve Jobs, Me, and Being Fresh out of Amazing.” In it I said:
“I’ve pretty much fallen short in every category. I am tired and not really good for much right now. The trouble is, Lord, I need to be amazing and I’m fresh out of amazing. At least it sure feels that way. Lord, I’m dry. Empty. Hit the wall. I got nothing.”
To my surprise this blog post resonated with women.
Out of it grew a blog series with my friend Brooke McGlothlin and from that a tiny e-book called “Hope for the Weary Mom” was born. Along the way we found thousands of other moms who said, “I could have written this book.” The only complaint we received about the e-book was that I wasn’t long enough. So we decided to expand the original e-book by 50%, add new chapters, resources and a Q&A section. The newly expanded e-book released yesterday on Amazon.
Brooke and I are just two weary moms who met God in the middle of our messy lives and found each other. We are pulling back the veil, sharing real stories from our lives and pointing women to the only source of true hope, Jesus.
Our desire is that every mom who needs it will be able to pick up this new book. We are offering “Hope” today (10/24/2012) free for Kindle readers through Amazon. We actually opened up the free offer yesterday and saw the neatest thing happen. Hope began to spread.
We are trusting God with this message. Hope has always been His idea. He is the one who chose to write the story through us. We are humbled to be used by Him in this way.
You can find your free copy of “Hope for the Weary Mom” here.
While you are at it, why not send it for free to a friend? All you need is her email address to send it.
“See, hope is not a wish or a sprinkle of magical fairy dust. Hope is a person. Hope comes with flesh and blood in Jesus. When I call to Him, He comes quickly,” P.22
Let’s share Hope today and watch what happens.
Stacey is Mikes's wife and the mother of four vibrant girls. She is a believer and writer who loves God's Word and connecting with women. You can find her blogging at 29lincoln Avenue and on Facebook and Twitter where she usually hangs out with a cup of coffee in her hand.