By Alexandra Kuykendall

Whilst Alexandra Kuykendall turned a mom it used to be the start of a soul-searching trip that took her into her previous and made her query every little thing she'd experienced--and loads of what she hadn't. the one daughter of a unmarried, world-traveling mom and an absent artist father, Alexandra stocks her targeted quest to reply to common questions: Am I cute? Am I enjoyed? Am I loving?

In brief, relocating episodes, Alexandra transports readers right into a lifestyles that incorporated a adolescence in Europe, a religious conversion marked extra by way of questions than solutions, a courtship in the middle of a decision to be with youngsters, marriage and motherhood--and consistently, continually, the query of id. via her own trip, ladies will observe their very own route to realizing the form in their lives and a deeper feel of God's intimate presence inside of it.

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I wanted to be more than beautiful. I wanted to be captivating to the man I was about to meet for the first time: my father. The cab ride was a splurge; my mother wanted to be on time, and we both wanted to look our best. The splurge allowed us to wear pretty, impractical shoes that wouldn’t have worked walking blocks from a subway station. I closed my eyes and took a deep breath. What made my mom look him up in the phone book the day before? Had she been planning on seeing him all along? And why hadn’t I known he lived here before we arrived in this city for our vacation?

All those rules? ” not realizing that for centuries theologians had been struggling with all these same questions. That many of the smartest people in history researched and pondered and debated issues of faith without conclusive answers. “Pray that God will fill in the gaps,” Michelle said. An uncommonly open answer for a woman who tended toward black and white. ” So I started praying. I prayed God would make clear what I needed to know and I’d be okay with the unanswered questions that were left.

Freeman, author of Grace for the Good Girl “I was moved, truly moved, so powerfully by this book. A raw, powerful, and honest read! Alexandra reaches into the beauty and ache of a daughter’s soul and takes the reader on the journey toward a deeper, more connected life with God. Her story is a cacophony of vibrant love and loss and all that we experience during the moments in between. A truly relatable story that has changed my heart. ” —Tracey Bianchi, pastor for women and author of Mom Connection “God’s love is messy business, and Alexandra shows herself in the midst of the mess.

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