I have been wanting and eye balling this book for seems like years, everywhere I went there it was but I couldn’t afford it or some other book was more important…but finally it went on bargain book deals at Barnes and Noble. I looked around seeing if anyone was watching like I was stealing something and tiptoed away smiling to myself and put it on my stack of other bargain books and felt satisfied. It wasn’t the one I intended to read first but when I put it on my night stand with the others books, it just called out to me. So I took it with me to ufc gym while my daughter was taking a kickboxing class and watching an adult BJJ class and didn’t think I would really get into it because I normally I just don’t enjoy memoirs but lately I can get enough of them, I think I have figured out that I need advice from others how to handle certain situations in my life.
Back in July, during the worst week of at least this year I found out that my dad has cancer, and I really needed to read something about that to focus myself. It is now October, he had some complication with his health but hopefully, he can focus on getting healthy and he doesn’t share to much but I have been able to see him which is a good thing. Back to the book, I am a book hog or a collector you might say, I love stories all kinds. To me the written word is such a powerful thing and at some point I would love to just the writers club to say I have contributed to society and the human conversation.
I do plan on reviewing the book…now…I loved so many things about it but really what struck me was the fact that we as children never really know our parents as people but as mom and dad, they are a fixed image in our minds whether it is a positive image or negative. Getting to ask the questions we have always wanted to know the answers to, Each one of us is a dynamic being that deserves love and respect, and to enter this world with joy and to leave this world with joy.
I loved the tenderness with which he described his mother and her consideration for others, I am sorry she had to leave this world, she left such an amazing legacy about what being an independent woman means to stand up and be counted as a positive voice and leave the world much better than you found it.
I can’t express enough that these words will change your life…Final words, Let us all listen to each other, smile, and be counted in the human conversation by participating and loving those all around us whether you agree with them or not. Peace is possible, through understand and patience.
Thank you :) My Dad playing with my daughter (Grace)