Lisa-Jo Baker is our fearless leader at (in)courage. She is the author of a beautiful, new book, Surprised By Motherhood: Everything I Never Expected about Being a Mom. She is wife to Peter, and she’s the mother of two amazing boys and one precious little girl. Do you participate in The Sunday Community (soon to be Give Me Grace)? Well, you can thank Lisa-Jo for that. She is my friend.
I really wanted to sit in my backyard for this interview, but it was raining on the day we recorded this conversation. I wanted to sit in my backyard (instead of in my house, with H closing the door on us to make sure he didn’t disturb us—haha!) because that’s where I was when I read Lisa-Jo’s book from cover to cover.
I wish I could find the right words to convey the experience of reading this book. It will forever be one of my favorites. It’s a classic. You will read it, and you will buy it for your girlfriends and for your daughters and for your mother and for your next door neighbor’s niece. You will return to this book, and you will find a melody swelling up in your soul.
It is beautiful. I cannot say it enough.