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Thank You for My Dreams: Bedtime Prayers of Gratitude #MBPSpring19

Thanks to Andrews McMeel Publishing for the sample. All thoughts are my own.

One of the sweetest parts of our day as a family is bedtime. Lots of parents look forward to this time of day as the craziness winds down and their kids settle down for some much-needed rest. As much as I look forward to a time of rest for myself, I do miss my sweet kids when they're sleeping. We have a pretty wonderful bedtime routine, which consists of snuggling in jammies, reading, singing, and praying together.

Both of my littles love to read, and we often read books with Christian themes before bedtime or tuck into Bible stories. We usually say our prayers together just as they are closing their little eyes, thanking God for our provisions and gifts, and asking for protection for ourselves and those we love.

A couple of weeks ago, we found a new book which combines two of the things we love doing most at bedtime- reading a bedtime story and thanking God.

Sometimes saying "thank you" is all it takes to calm our minds, ignite our inner gratitude, and draw near those we love. 

From the official photographer of the 2018 royal wedding comes Thank You for My Dreams, an encouraging guide and helpful tool for parents and their children to begin the daily practice of saying "thank you." Not only do its brilliantly illustrated pages recognize the importance of gifts like family, health, the environment, prosperity, and art—they also prompt readers to reflect on what they're individually thankful for. As Lubomirski's own children narrate the thank-yous, Thank You for My Dreams creates an occasion for children and adults to express, enjoy, and connect through their gratitude. 

This beautiful book has quickly become a family favorite. We have read it every night since we got it. It's broken into three sections for the different parts of the day, which includes thank you prayers for morning, daytime, and evening. Sometimes we read the different sections during the appropriate points of the day, and other days, we read the complete book at bedtime.

The book was written by the sons of author HSH Prince Alexi Lubomirski- with a little help from their dad, of course. It takes readers on a 'thank you' journey- reminding us to be thankful for everything we have, because it's all a gift from above.

My kids and I really appreciate the pages which remind us to be thankful for simple things- like the ability to hear and see, and for the people who risk their lives to protect us. During a time of year where we're complaining about allergies, we're reminded to thank God for the beauty of spring.

The beautiful and thought-provoking illustrations throughout the book and cover give both parents and children images to ponder as they look toward the heavens and thank God for a life filled with blessings.

A while ago, I coined my generation a 'thankless generation.' I discovered that my peers aren't as likely to say 'thank you,' to encourage or support others, though are quick to complain that we don't do these things enough. This beautiful book reminds me to stop and say 'thank you,' setting forth a wonderful example for my children.

Author Bio

HSH Prince Alexi Lubomirski was born to a Peruvian-English mother and a Polish-French father. He grew up between Botswana, Oxford, and London. At the age of eleven, he was informed of his true ancestral heritage and aristocratic bloodline. Having not grown up in royal surroundings with all the trappings, he was the first of his family in five hundred years to have the title with none of the material evidence. Thanks to this displaced upbringing, and after much trial and error, he gradually succeeded in marrying his history with his present, managing to fulfill his role as the bearer of this title; and at the same time adapting the meaning, in this modern-day world, for him and his sons.

Apart from being primarily a husband and a father, Alexi Lubomirski is a world-renowned fashion photographer who has worked for several magazines, such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Among other things, Lubomirski shot the official engagement and wedding portraits for HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. 

In 2014, He published Princely Advice for a Happy Life, a book written for his two young sons, on the virtues of behaving in a manner befitting a prince in the twenty-first century. 

Lubomirski is also a global ambassador for the humanitarian charity Concern Worldwide, to which he donates all of his book’s proceeds.


Want it? Get it!

You'll definitely want to add this title to your family's book collection. It also makes a beautiful gift for a baby shower, birthday, or just because. Thank you for My Dreams is available for purchase on 5/7/19 from retailers such as Amazon for $11.72.

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Special thanks to Andrews McMeel Publishing for allowing us to experience this beautiful book and allowing me to share it. Be sure to look for this title in our 2019 Spring Product Guide.

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