You, Me, and Coffee
Our Lives, Your Journal, and So Much to Talk about
One morning shortly after the birth of her second child, Dianne Parsons woke up and told her husband, I don't think I can cope anymore. Dianne was soon diagnosed with ME, or chronic fatigue syndrome, marking a period of extreme difficulty and challenge in her marriage, family, and personal wellness. As she began to recover, and as her husband left his job as a lawyer to found the UK-based organization Care for the Family, Dianne found new purpose in her desire to speak to, relate to, and encourage women.
You, Me, and Coffee is an invitation into the warmth and comfort of Dianne's front room for a chat over coffee (or other beverage of your choice). In this part-memoir, part-journal, Dianne shares stories, thoughts, and favorite quotes and memories from her experiences as a child, wife, mother, grandmother, and from thirty years of working with Care for the Family. Like a conversation with an old friend, the pages within offer open and honest sharing of life's everyday ups and downs, and with it, friendship, inspiration, and understanding.
Complete with pages and prompts for journaling, You, Me, and Coffee is a companion and a tool, encouraging you to share your own stories, thoughts and dreams in response. So come on in, put your feet up, the fire's lit, and the coffee is brewing...
Augsburg Books, 9781506458137, 160pp.
Publication Date: May 22, 2019