Laura, I will NEVER be able to thank you enough for turning me on to this book!!!
I checked it out of our public library but have to have my own copy!
Basically, it is a book with reference to the Bible on how to set personal boundaries and basically how not to be a doormat to your friends, family or employer.
I've even shared it with my youngest because of her mentally abusive sister.
I feel like the bondage chains that my dad put on me have been broken free.
How I wish I had known about this book in my younger days.
Oh well, life begins anew every moment.
I wish I could afford to buy and send each of you this book. Even if you think you don't have any boundar problems, you need to read it.
I had made myself do a lot of things because I thought it was being Christian to do so. I never said the word no if anyone needed me for anything.
But in actuality, I was being an enabler to those who tried to use me to run their lives so they didn't have to do what they needed to do, specifically my daughters.
I have become empowered and I can say NO with empathy quicker than you can spit.
I've lost the guilt of saying no. I apparently hated myself to be such a doormat over the years.
But the doormat has left the building.
Now I'm anxiously waiting for the book KimD tells me is a MUST READ called Motherless Daughters.
In the meantime I ordered and received about 10 Chicken Soup for the Soul books from the library including Christian Women, Cancer Dealing and Surviving, Chronic Illness, etc. and I'm reading as fast as I can.
And at KimD's recommendation, I am also watching the first DVD for the show American Dreams this afternoon.
And got hooked into 2 TV shows---Harry's Law and Blue Bloods.
And waiting for the "winter storm of the century" according to our weather people. So far we just have ice. I mean, I really don't want to lose power but don't hype it up for nearly a week and then get it wrong. I'm prepared to do weather battle!
And yes, I am vacillating between MSNBC and CNN on news of Egypt and Michael. He was able to get a call off to me on Sunday and being a history major, he is getting off on being there when all this history is being made.
Me, not so much.
Snail mail and all Internet has been shut off and Michael was able to call me from a pay phone in the sector(he's out in the field for 2 more weeks at least) when the main post got calling cards out to them. So please keep these 440 soldiers from the 2/123 Field Artillery Army unit from Illinois in your prayers.
I'm still BELIEVING.
You believe with me, too~OK?
Love to all.