A little over a year ago, I pre-ordered Untamed by Glennon Doyle; actually I pre-ordered several copies so I could give a few away as gifts. I could not wait to get my hands on this book. Her previous book Love warrior marked my soul (in the best of ways) and I knew Untamed had a message inside written just for me. Finally, the book arrived. It was beautiful; I was like a kid in a candy store. I sat down and read the prologue twice. Then I placed the book on a shelf and waited. My soul knew I wasn’t ready for it, just quiet yet.
For an entire year, I would pick it up and randomly pick a section and read a couple pages… then back to the shelf it would go. I would catch a glimpse of the book… it was calling me and I was not ready.
Fast forward to the day I decided to file for divorce- I sent for the book (side note, I decided to file for divorce while I was in Florida and my book was still in Indiana).
Three days later, my book arrived. Finally, it was time.
I opened the book… I allowed each word penetrate my heart.
I already knew the story of Tabitha, as I had listened to many podcast interviews about the book and I read bits and pieces of it throughout the year, but this time her (Tabitha's) story seemed like an echo of my own hearts cry. You can watch a cute animated version of Tabitha's story here.
The following is an excerpt of an interview with Glennon published by NPR:
"I had a simmering discontent inside of myself about my marriage, about my family, about my world, about my work and I was looking for a metaphor for it. I was at a safari park with my family and we went to the cheetah run. The zookeeper came out, holding the leash