Hello Dr Meeker.
I happened to pick up your book in the library recently, The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers, because the title sounded interesting.
I read the first few pages in the there, took it home and didn’t get back to it until I was dropping it off at the library 3 weeks later when it was due.
As I went to the drive-up drop off box, it was early in the morning, so not many people were using it, something made me stop and decide to skim read.
I got to the last chapter on hope. At that point, I pulled my car forward, found a parking spot, and read through the last chapter. WOW!
I have been experiencing a lack of hope lately and I did not expect to be hit between the eyes with it that morning, nor did I realize what it was that I was lacking until then.
I was relieved and happily so, because of how you introduced God into the picture as the foundation for that hope from which inward joy springs. I took the book back home, shared it with my husband, and am now rereading it.
Thank you for your work and your faithfulness. I am a registered pediatric and neonatal nurse who has been a stay at home mom for 12 years with our 4 children. I actually want to go back to school to become a pediatrician. My kids are between the ages of 8 and 14 years. My husband thinks I should go for it. Do you think this would be realistic?