I asked for this book for Christmas.
Thank you, Mom, for getting it for me.
I started right away reading it during Christmas break. I was so excited at the thought of reading a book with more than twelve pages containing rhyming words about fox and sox.
by the end of the third chapter I had to put the book down.
I could not keep reading. Mostly because I couldn't see the pages for the tears, but also because it shook something at my very core. Even typing this makes me feel a little nauseous.
I don't normally get very upset by things like this, but this book hit a little too close to home.
I will not for a very long time sit in the summer and casually count the dots on a ladybug's wings with my kids.
Nor will I see the little abandoned house in the middle of our property quite the same way anymore.
Also I am so glad the little red sundress that Grace wore last summer will no longer fit her this year.
If you haven't read it yet, I have a copy you can borrow.
I probably won't need it for ten or twenty years. I figure by then I'll be able to read it with my sanity intact.
Until then, it will sit nicely on the shelf. Waiting.
Oh my goodness, I hear you. This book rocked me to my core. I've read it twice. And then my hubby devoured it. And then we hopped on Amazon and bought 7 more copies for friends. It changed my relationship with the Lord...praying for a sweet encounter and healthy dose of feather-ruffling for you!ReplyDelete