It left me feeling a bit better equipped to help someone else who may find themselves in this horrible place. It left me feeling a need to work on my faith. It left me feeling inspired and humbled at the same time.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
While taking a break from Unbroken, I read Rare Bird: A Memoir of Loss and Love by Anna Whiston-Donaldson. That may seem a bit unusual that I took a break from a book that had some graphic details about death and life in a POW camp to read a book about a mother who lost a child. However, her prose is uplifting. Her tale is horrible: she sent her kids out to play in the rain. What happened next strikes fear in a mother's heart. But more than what happened is how she is surviving, one day at a time. What is wonderful about her story is her faith, her realness. Her storytelling creates a feeling of not sitting alone on a couch reading a book, rather of sitting in a cozy kitchen with coffee and treats listening to a dear friend pour her heart out.