Sunday, June 8, 2008

The reading room.

I just finished reading Kelly Corrigan's "the middle place." While I don't appreciate the language, it really was an incredible book and I couldn't put it down. I am in the middle place now - that place where you are at once a mother of children, and a child of someone. It's not something I'd ever thought about before, and this was quite a thought-provoking look at that place, among other things.

For the most part I cannot relate to Kelly's story. She has breast cancer and a large part of the book is dedicated to her thoughts and feelings as she goes through treatment. And Kelly has no faith. She doesn't believe God can have any effect on her disease. In one place she claims, "You can't pray your way out of cancer. . . Faith doesn't go to the cellular level." (p204-205)

That is just too sad. I cannot imagine having cancer WITHOUT the Lord. And despite what she thinks, faith most certainly does go to the cellular level. How could it not when God himself is the CREATOR of the cellular level?

Now I've started "Same Kind of Different as Me" and I'm already enjoying it. I'll give a full review when I've finished it.

Tomorrow includes pre-school training, the bank, luggage, packing, more list-making, and the library. All in 100 degree heat.

By the way, today is my and Ben's 24th anniversary. 24 years ago today we were married in a lovely ceremony in Spring Lake Heights, NJ in an old Methodist church building, with an outdoor reception in a beautiful, park-like setting.

It was 105 degrees. And that is no exaggeration. Ask anyone who was there. When people remember my wedding, they without fail comment about the heat. Maybe for our 25th anniversary we'll honeymoon in Alaska.

Be thankful ~

Karen

1 comment:

Krystina said...

congratulations on 24! mine and mark's 6 month anniversary is coming up this Sunday, 6 whole months!