Learning from my children about what matters most
The early years of parenting young children just about undo Amy Julia. In Small Talk: Learning from my Children about What Matters Most, she invites readers to join her in a journey of spiritual and personal transformation. This book of short chapters contains reflections prompted from her young children’s curiosity and comments about everyday life. Her three kids, including one who was diagnosed with Down syndrome at birth, challenge her with questions and conversations about disability, grace, heaven, and even Santa Claus. Through the course of the story, Amy Julia moves from holding on tight to her life before children, to letting go of the structures that kept her life in order, to growing up herself. As she confronts her own limits and her own brokenness as an imperfect mom, Becker learns that limitations, properly understood, lead to love.