January 28, 2014

Book Giveaway! - Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment

You may remember the very brief review I gave of Katrina's book when it was first released last year. Well, it is now in paperback and I am giving away a copy to one of my readers.

Having lived more than half my life, with three (almost grown) children leaving or already out the door, my one true identity is being redefined. And I have struggled with the process. Family has always been my number one priority. As you can probably gather from the post I wrote about my oldest daughter moving off to college as my first granddaughter was born, I was so awestruck by the poignancy of that moment that I could only write words, not sentences.

I knew the day would come when I would face an empty nest, I just didn't think it would be so painful. For the last two years, I've spent my time watching the clock knowing that I only had so many more years, months, weeks, days left of the family life I've come to treasure. When I read Katrina's book "The Gift of an Ordinary Day", all I wanted was more of those days. Much more.

So as Katrina moved on from watching her children walk out the door in various stages, I, too, was following in her footsteps. Which brings me to this book. Change is inevitable, but sometimes you need to hear a few tiny words of wisdom to know you're not alone. Katrina shares those words of wisdom with a kind, caring heart. Follow her on her journey of self-discovery.

Please leave a comment below, and I will pick a winner at random by the end of the weekend. The winner will be contacted and announced next week.

Good luck!

42 comments:

Kristen516 said...

I have struggled with contentment as well. After I lost my job I struggled with and still struggle with. ..what do I do now. I don't want to go back and do what I had been doing for 15 years. Even as a stay at home mom....i struggle with is this all?

Thanks for the opportunity to win this book I've been looking forward to readinf5.

Debra S said...

My kids left home 16 yrs ago and do you know, I still, to this day, miss supper time around the table. Making dinner for everyone was a purpose to the end of the day. They didnt always like what I made but we all sat together every night!
Now I cook for Steve and I, the ritual doesn't have the same fulfillment but I do feel content, especially if he says "great meal honey!"

Pam Tiberia said...

Aww... I love this author too, Kim. Just this morning Miles was humming and playing with his legos before school - and every time I hear him doing that, I wonder how much longer he'll have the magic of play. It makes me a little sad, but I am glad that I noticed it this morning.

Anonymous said...

I'm a fan. Thanks for the giveaway--fingers crossed.
April

Angie said...

I would love to win this book.

Angie

Debra said...

I am living through empty nest syndrome. I would love some insight!

Debra

Jean said...

I would love a copy of this book! Thank you.
Jean

Suzanne said...

Yes, Please! My sons are gone and I'm trying to find out who I am now. New career? New hobbies? I don't have a clue...

Kelly said...

Yes, please sign me up. I have also read her Mittens book and I'm looking forward to reading this one!
Kelly

Donna Snyder said...

Although I am still a few years away from the Empty Nest "event", it is something that is still always on my mind. I worry often that it's on my mind TOO much, and that I'm neglecting the rest of my life's blessings! Winner or no, I'll definitely be reading this book. Thank you for the post!

Debra said...

I would love a copy!

Kimberly Merritt said...

Thank you all who have posted so far. I know many of you have had some difficulty posting and I'm working out the kinks. I will make sure you all get a chance.
Thank you, Kim

Anonymous said...

I have two grown children and a house full of empty rooms. All I've ever done is care for them and now I'm walking around wondering what to do. This book would help I'm sure.
Sydney

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to reading this book!
Thank you.
Kendra

Kimberly Merritt said...

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Anonymous said...

Great! Sign me up. Stephanie

Beth said...

Please send me this book! Thanks for the giveaway.
Beth

Michelle said...

With my daughter in college I'm facing that empty nest thing too. She comes home on occasion but its just not the same. I've looked at this book before but was afraid to buy it. I think it's time.

Thank you,
Michelle

Anonymous said...

I would love this book for a friend of mine. Thank you.
Fiona

Anonymous said...

Yes please! PJ

Julie said...

Please enter me in the contest. Thank you.
Julie K

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy. Jamie

Anonymous said...

Please send me this book! Love her writing! Stacey

Winifred said...

Tough as sending children off to the adventure of their own lives is, a consolation is that we wouldn't really want it any other way - would we?? There is certainly sisterhood in the collective feeling.

Jenny said...

Good point Winifred. It's still a challenge and one I'm beginning to face. Thanks for the giveaway. Jenny

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy a copy of this book. Gerri

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book! Nancy

Anonymous said...

I love her books and would welco
Me this one for my collection. Namaste

Dawn Lewandowski said...

I would like to win this book. Katrina seems to write down on paper just what I am thinking.

Sabrina said...

Yes please enter me in the contest.
Sabrina

Georgia said...

I've been looking at this book for a while now and would love a copy.
Thank you.
Georgia

Anonymous said...

I found my way over from Katrina's facebook page. Would love to win a copy. Nice blog too.
Stacey

Anonymous said...

Please, please, please. And thank you. - Bridgette

Anonymous said...

Grand babies help. Please enter me in the contest. Sue H.

Anonymous said...

Count me in. Jenny

Rebecca said...

I am on the same path and would love some insight. I'm also an aspiring writer and I can't wait to get to know this author.

Thank you,
Rebecca

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy! Kendra

Anonymous said...

Please sign me up to win this book. Thank you. Maura

Wendy said...

I'm a huge fan and would love this book. I'm planning on giving at least one copy as a gift so this would help.
Wendy

geri said...

please know how much i have enjoyed Katrinas books. mitten strings was my bible. geri raso

KimW said...

I loved Katrina's other books, so this one is a must-read for me!

Liz L. said...

What a nice gesture. Thanks in advance. Sounds like we should get a copy if we are not the lucky winner of your fun contest.