Friday, January 4, 2013


Hi friends, I know I have been somewhat of a disappointment for my lack of writing, but sometimes you have to step away from the keyboard and live, so that you can write. Over the holidays, I realized I had gotten a little obsessive with the blogging world. My husband led me to this fact, he was right too.  I was so focused on link-ups and increasing the number of new followers I had, I wasn't truly writing for myself anymore. I don't mean to put a damper on those who live for link-ups and such, but let's be honest, if you are anything like me, that isn't what writing is all about, is it? If you are gaining followers by simply do link-ups and giveaways, are they really following you for the reason you initially want them to? Are they really reading? So with that being said, I hope to gain followers this year from the material I write, rather than how much I socialize with the blogosphere. 

Today I am proudly doing a book review on: The Vow. I could have easily read it in just a few hours, but it's hard to ignore my cutie face of a  husband sitting beside me just waiting for my eyes to peel away from the pages for very long. I generally read books that are inspiring, real true events because they touch me in such a way that my heart grows even larger than I ever imagined before. Poetry is also a like of mine, because there is always a lesson to be learned between the imaginative text. The book The Vow worked that same way, it inspired me to strengthen my love for Garrett even more, and guys I really love him a lot, but i have learned there is always room to love even more. But more importantly, It strengthened my faith in God, Our Creator. He is always there for us, even in our darkest hours, and He is key to a life long marriage of happiness. If you have seen the Hollywood movie version of the story, then you may or may not be impressed with the book. After reading many reviews, I found most people were more captivated with the real version of the story like myself, but i also found some people were disappointed and for the lack of better words, bored from the sequence of events that truly happened. And for that I have to say, this love story is just what the world needs to hear, a grasp of  reality, the true underlying core of what a marriage takes in their very hands! I recommend this book not only newlyweds, but to anyone considering marriage, debating divorce and finding true love that can only be found with the heart. It gives real meaning to the vows made in a marriage, i truly believe this book could mend a dying heart. 

Description: Life as Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew it was shattered beyond recognition on November 24, 1993. Two months after their marriage, a devastating car wreck left Krickitt with a massive head injury and in a coma for weeks.

When she finally awoke, she had no idea who Kim was. With no recollection of their relationship and while Krickitt experienced personality changes common to those who suffer head injuries, Kim realized the woman he had married essentially died in the accident. 

And yet, against all odds, but through the common faith in Christ that sustained them, Kim and Krickitt fell in love all over again. Even though Kim stood by Krickitt through the darkest times a husband can ever imagine, he insists, "I'm no hero. I made a vow."


  1. OMG, love that you posted this! I was feeling the same way as you and also took a break over the holidays, and came to the same realization. Im writing my blog for me and my memories, its just an added bonus to meet new blog friends and get followers.

    Also, regarding "The Vow", Ive only seen the movie, but the books are always better, I need to pick it up and read this too!

  2. I totally agree with you on the reasons you blog. I enjoy link-ups, but I just like to write in general about everything and nothing.

    I also loved your review! I've seen the movie, and loved it. But you've made me want to read the book as well...On to Amazon we go!

  3. I couldn't agree with you more. I just had my first giveaway..and i am proud to say i got to 250+ without doing a singel giveaway. Maybe people actually do like to read what i have to say, and that makes it special to me:) The link-ups i'm a little more impartial too, i see it more as advertising, but it's not for everyone. and i also try not to do link ups that tell me what to write about, though i am guilty of doing my share. At the end of the day people know your heart. I've turned down offers to do reviews on things i don't care about because of this, would i have gotten free tough sure, new followers sure, but not for reasons that were true to me. So hang in there, you can gain followers and write for you all at the same time:)

  4. You are my favorite without links or give always !! I've already received the best gift ever... My little D-I-L !! Keep writing with your heart, because it touches mine every time I read your words !

    M-I-L loves you !


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