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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

What We’re Reading Wednesday

October 9th, 2013 by Aubri

Joining Housewifespice for What We’re Reading Wednesday.


I picked this book up hoping to find some much needed encouragement. The stories  of 10 women who are now on the other side of bearing children are good for perspective. It’s been good for me to read but I have to say giving my fertility to God is still a struggle. Though as helpful as they are, there’s no magic strength that comes from another woman’s story. My journey will be a bit different from anyone I will know or read about and I have to go one day at a time, trusting God for every once of strength.  But I’M VERY BAD AT TRUSTING HIM AND GETTING MY STRENGTH FROM HIM.

Anyway, I’m enjoying this one. It’s not exactly what I was hoping it would be BUT it is full of great information on keeping a body healthy and strong through many pregnancies and how to maintain that as we age.

PicMonkey books

For the babies I pulled out our Fall books. I love that they feel brand new to them after having them stored away. Each year I buy a couple more to add to our Fall Library. This year Fox and the Falling Leaves is new and we were given Corduroy’s Best Halloween Ever for Esther’s birthday. Little Blue Truck isn’t a “Fall” book, but the illustrations are so I include it.


Lovely pictures. Gerhardt really likes this one.



I like the Brambly Hedge book series. Simple stories about English country mice. The first four books of the series take place during each Season. For fall we’re reading Autumn Story.

You can actually watch some of these on Youtube.


Then there are the Tasha Tudor books I LOVE. We have several of hers so far. Beautiful illustrations, simple cute stories.

Next year I’ll add more. On my Fall Book Wish List:

One Red Apple
The Apple Pie Tree
The Apple Pie That Papa Baked
The Very Best Pumpkin
Apple Cake

And For Thanksgiving:

The Littlest Pilgrim
Thanksgiving Graces
My Thanksgiving Prayer


I’d love to know what you’re reading. Or share your list of good Fall books for kids.


9 Responses to “What We’re Reading Wednesday”

  1. Madeline says:

    Fall books! That is such a good idea to do seasonal rotating books. I rotate toys, why not books about seasons. Now, I will have to get books about seasons to begin this rotating but it’s a good idea and I’ve got to start somewhere.

  2. Brambly Hedge is our family favorite too! Once upon a time, when my high schoolers were little, the playroom had Brambly Hedge curtains! Just requested Little Blue Truck because I am sick and tired of princesses.

  3. Katy says:

    I’m praying for you! I was always encouraged by the women in my family tree who had 8, 10, 18 (!) children, even if for all I know they were awful moms and wives. It just makes me feel less alone–that in the history of the world, I’m in the majority. Talking to my husband about my fears and uncertainties helps, too, since men seem to have a longer and larger view of reality than women (speaking for myself, the women I know, and the men I respect). Michael has never even suggested our marriage be any other way, even through a really tough last couple of years.

    But I also admire you and all you do, even if we’re just internet friends. Maybe someday we and our progeny will meet, this or the other side of Heaven.

    Grace and peace to you from God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ!

  4. Anna M says:

    I’ve been thinking about how to try to keep my home organized and non-cluttered as the family grows (I think kids appreciate books and toys more when there are fewer) and I really like this idea of rotating books seasonally.

    Come to think of it, I think the one Tasha Tudor book we had, growing up, was about the life of a family through the seasons.

  5. Annery says:

    Interested to read the Three Decades of Fertility. Coming from a place of fertility struggles, that challenge to remain open can dwindle when the gift isn’t readily presented….sometimes it’s hard to open back up and trust when you’re waiting for an answer you think will be “no”. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Aubri says:

    Thank you all for stopping by!

    I love having books for the kiddos but they can get really out of control and overwhelming without some sort of system to organize. Storing them by Season has been great. I also rotate books that aren’t “seasonal” or try to. With lots of littles I’m always on the hunt for ways to organize and downsize. I keep my ideas on one of my Pin Boards:

    Katy, thank you for the prayers and kind words! It would be wonderful to meet someday wouldn’t it?! 🙂 My Mom’s Mama had 11 babies her last in her 40s. Such a blessing to have women like that on my family tree too.

    Hello Annery! This book did have some resources for eating to enhance fertility, I’m skeptical of such things, but might be useful. I have a great sympathy for women who struggle as you do. Maybe you’d like to read this too:

  7. Katy says:

    Book suggestion: Building our House

    Son just got it for his birthday from my inlaws, and we all love it

  8. jenny says:

    OH, how I miss looking at beautiful picture books….with a snuggly little on my lap….pointing with a chubby finger…..looking up at me with pure joy and saying, “Read it again!”

    Oh, how I miss it….

  9. Aubri says:

    I know I’ll miss that too Jenny! Love these chubby fingers around here!