I set my decaf Java Chip carefully beside my laptop, breathed in a sigh of gratitude for sweet Ellie sleeping well, and then I slowly savoured my ebook – The Woven Heart: Essays for Moms on Love, Life, and Loss by Erin Odom (aff.). I wanted to really enjoy my reading time, so I purposefully chose a weekend to give myself some much needed me-time. 🙂
Within moments of reading the first few pages, I was chuckling along and nodding in agreement on what Erin was describing. It was so relatable, especially as I recalled how devastated we were when our IVF treatment in 2014 failed, how ecstatic we were when we were told I was pregnant (miraculously, without any treatment!), and my first few months of scrambling along this motherhood journey, so full of emotional ups and downs.
This wonderful book gives a glimpse of what mums go through during pregnancy and delivery, the highs and lows of motherhood, and it definitely brought me down memory lane. Erin speaks honestly like a friend, and reading these short essays were like savouring cookies on a quiet afternoon – a nice, refreshing treat for our crazy-busy-mama days.
Motherhood doesn’t have to be lonely, nor do you have to feel alone in your struggles. Reading the perspective of someone who has walked ahead of you is such a blessing, and you get to learn so much. The Woven Heart: Essays for Moms on Love, Life, and Loss (aff.) is definitely a heartfelt book written to encourage us in our journey, and I would personally highly recommend this to all.
Have a Kindle? Wishing for someone to say, “I understand…” to your weary mama’s heart? For just USD4.99, I personally think it’s a steal. 🙂 Go get it!
*Disclosure: I was given a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received and all of the above opinions are my own.