Saturday, December 29, 2007

Aren't I Lucky?


Okay, after receiving this book (Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson) as a gift from Mark's mom FOREVER AGO I finally read it last night. Wow.
Mark was trying to study and I had the tv on and it was bugging him, so rather than go into the other room I picked up the book and thought, "hey, this has been sitting here for an eternity, maybe I should read it!" I'm so glad I did. The ONLY thing I didn't like about the book was the occasional use of the word that I love when used in it's proper context and HATE when used in vain. The positives about the book FAR outweigh this annoying negative however and I feel like I'm a better person now for reading it. It is extremely emotional, poignant and beautiful. I read it from cover to cover in about 3 1/2 hours (it's a VERY easy read) When it was over I couldn't help but go and pick up my baby and rock him, nurse him and smell him and just feel so lucky that he is here (something I had the urge to do from about 1/2 way into the book until the end). I also went into Gabe's room to check on him (he's been sick) and it was all I could do not to crawl in bed with him for the rest of the night. I loved the lessons learned in this story. The most wonderful thing was when I tried to silently tiptoe out of bed to kiss my babies, Mark rolled over and said "I love you, beautiful" - seriously, it was almost like he had read the book just before me and knew that this exact moment would be the most perfect moment in all the world to say those 4 little words! I rocked my baby and felt like the luckiest person in the entire world and if a simple little 3-4 hour book can do that then I think you should all go and read it!!! When you do you will understand the title of this post "Aren't I Lucky?" perfectly. My mom had also read this book and suggested that I read it, I don't know why it took me so long to take her and Mary's advice! I'm going to be a little better than that from now on. Thanks you guys!!

7 comments:

Danielle said...

After I read the four books I received for Christmas (I LOVE to read!), I'm going to check this one out. Thanks for the tip!

SM said...

What a beautiful post. I will add that to my list.

Kandis said...

First of all, welcome back cuz!! Seriously, I was getting a little worried/anxious that I couldn't get a "Cain" daily update! I missed your blogs but it looked and sounded like you were way too busy to cram even one more activity into your schedule! I made suckers this year too....but yours look way better!

Secondly, the book, seriously? My friend recommended it to me and I read it but was not as into it as everyone else seems to be. I ended up re-gifting it to my Grandma and she loved it too! I guess you have to be married with kids to really appreciate it. James Patterson (the author) wrote another one about some chics letters to her granddaughter and I liked that one a little better but still a little too sappy for me.

Anyway, so glad that you're back into blogging! Happy New Year!

DIANE said...

Do not listen to my daughter. I LOVED the book and read it forever ago and now have the desire to read it again. But I totally remember crying, a sign that it is a great book. Just one more sign that you should have been my daughter.

Shar said...

Hey sis, can I borrow that book from you right away? Your post brought tears to my eyes. You are so lucky that you get to go in and kiss my baby every night, maybe he should live with me for awhile!:) love ya!

Lisa said...

Thanks Mel! Now I have a book to buy for the trip to Phoenix. I also have to say that the posts between Kandis and Diane cracked me up....."Do not listen to my daughter." lolol I bet my mom says that all the time.

Miss Millie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU! I am going to read this book now. I need a new one and I'll go order this one now. I hope you had a great New Year's and that things are calming down for you!