My great-grandmother died at the age of 104 the year my second child was born. She immigrated to the United States from Norway and raised a bunch of kids on a dairy farm in northern Minnesota. I have many fond memories of sitting with her and my grandma in her farm kitchen dipping cookies and sugar cubes in her coffee – always served in a fancy tea cup.
Here’s an Amazon review that demonstrates the potential power of this book in the lives of our older daughters:
Wow! What an amazing book this was for me to read. Each page was filled with real, honest, genuine women and their stories of how they embraced life to the fullest. It is so good that I read it within 48 hours. (It was hard for me to put it down!)
What’s really great about Three Decades of Fertility though is that it’s not just for married women with children; this book is for the young, never married women as well. I’m not married and I’m not a mother but this book spoke volumes to my heart. You may wonder why a single women without any children of her own would read a book about motherhood. Shouldn’t I invest more of my time in Christian singles books? That would make the most sense but I have to say that TDOF is something that single women NEED to read. In fact young, never married women could probably benefit the most from TDOF purely because the women who penned these stories have walked hand in hand with their Creator during some of the most precious years of life… Childbearing.
...this book ministered to my heart more than most Christian singles books I’ve read. Three Decades of Fertility gave me a glimpse into what I’m hoping and praying for someday. More than that though it renewed this vision within me and gave me contentment to seek God even if He decides to bless me with just one child someday. It’s not about the number; it’s about surrender, vision and love. One child or twenty-one, each is a real blessing from the Lord! TDOF is an amazing book for women of all ages and stages!