Lee: A Life of Virtue by John Perry

Lee: A Life of Virtue (The Generals)

John Perry gives a good overview of General Robert E. Lee’s life in this well written book. He starts with a young Robert and gives quite a lot of background and history that leads up to the man we have heard so much about from the Civil War. As he follows his life through his professional career and time in the military, he also documents Lee’s family and his personal spiritual growth. It was these  portions of the book that really spoke of who Lee was as a man, and caused me to appreciate and respect him for his character. He was a loving and devoted husband and father, though sadly absent for much of the time due to his military career. In some chapters of the book I expected to be bogged down in the descriptions concerning battles and war related events, but I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy those chapters and found them well written and interesting.

I enjoyed reading about Robert E. Lee, his faith, family, and political thoughts and beliefs. I learned some new and interesting facts about this great general, and completely enjoyed the journey through this book. The author has produced an excellent easy to read, easy to love biography.

Disclosure: I received this book free as part of the BookSneeze review program from Thomas Nelson Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.


Kids just make things more fun…

This past week we spent Thursday night at The Grand Lodge, thanks to a generous gift from our church family. Our room was amazing. The water park was a blast. The four of us had a fabulous time together. This was one of those special times that made me want to close my eyes and remember every moment forever…like the boys faces as they played in the water park,  Isaac screaming with glee as we flew down the waterslide on our tubes, their sweet little bodies snuggled up close to eachother in their shared hotel bed, and the fun night of pizza, chicken strips and water from the kitchen faucet while watching a movie together on the 72 inch tv in our hotel room. Yep, 72 inches. Adam was a liking that just a little. 🙂 This room was awesome. It was more like an apartment really. We had a mini kitchen, livingroom and Adam and I even had our own seperate bedroom!

It’s been nearly a week since our stay there, and  still Hudson is daily telling me, “Hudson had fun at water park!” and Isaac has mentioned several times, “I miss our hotel, I wish we could go back.”  🙂