Thursday, October 13
Would you like a nice book to read. I found this book to be one to keep your attention, but heart wrenching at other times. I found myself relating to some of the life trials that she had faced. I found the poems nice as I also will express things I'm going through with poetry. I have written poems to the ones in my life that have passed on as like a final farewell to them. There was one beautiful family member that was able to hear the poems that I wrote for her. She wanted me to read them to her as she found my poetry uplifting and enlightening. I did that for her and when she passed I placed them with her. While difficult to do that; I left knowing that we shared a special day when I read them to her. I will never forget that day.
I found when reading that some of my experiences in life didn't seem so bad when I read some of what she went through. I found when something more difficult came up that she was facing I found that I could relate with some of the more difficult things I've faced. One being told to go home plan the funeral of my baby that I had been trying for, for fourteen years due to complications. I did go home however I did not plan the funeral. I planned on having the baby; although the pregnancy was difficult the blessing of him arriving two months early was all I needed. He's my joy my life. I found that through this book Nancy Maggio leans on Christ for her strength to get through all that life brings to her. She seeks Him, asks Him for help ~ I found this to be comforting. I too leaned on Christ for my son. He brought us through what could have been bad, but thanking Him daily for letting me carry him one more day was more than enough. I find when we lean on Christ for all that we face in our lives our days, weeks, months, years are much better, more joy filled.
I hope you find this book enlightening and helpful as I did. I loved how she tied this to a rosebud. You picture the bud just being there then one after another the petals begin to open. Then she writes of a full bouquet of rosebuds dying on the vine. She mentions how God's unfailing love allowed the bouquet to come out of the darkness and the petals to unfold and blossom. I just think of us as a child in the Lord we're like that rosebud....just starting to open as we learn and read the word of the Lord. As we grow in the Lord we become more like that blooming rosebud; we're beautiful ~
I would recommend this book to you if you need healing or just to see and feel some of her pain and life experiences that may help you through your own.
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Have a Blessed Day,