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Thursday, December 29, 2011

best invention of the last decade? by far, hands down- the kindle or any other electronic reading device. (a close second- gps device)

are you serious? i don't have to carry all my books anymore? i can keep all my books for a lifetime?

it's pretty damn amazing if you ask me. like claudia and i like to say- the kids from this generation? they are a bunch of "lucky mo foes."

so i thought i would start a new segment on this program, kids! it's called "cristina's book club." get it? like oprah?

i'll review and recommend some books that i have read in the past past or the near past and maybe if you feel so inclined, you could read it too. (yes, tyler and chase, that means you.)

so the first book that i would like to recommend  is entitled 'two kisses for maddy" written by matthew logelin.

because i can't do a better job at writing a summary a of it, i will just cut and paste a short book description from amazon:

"Matt and Liz Logelin were high school sweethearts. After years of long-distance dating, the pair finally settled together in Los Angeles, and they had it all: a perfect marriage, a gorgeous new home, and a baby girl on the way. Liz's pregnancy was rocky, but they welcomed Madeline, beautiful and healthy, into the world on March 24, 2008.

Just twenty-seven hours later, Liz suffered a pulmonary embolism and died instantly, without ever holding the daughter whose arrival she had so eagerly awaited. Though confronted with devastating grief and the responsibilities of a new and single father, Matt did not surrender to devastation; he chose to keep moving forward-- to make a life for Maddy.

In this memoir, Matt shares bittersweet and often humorous anecdotes of his courtship and marriage to Liz; of relying on his newborn daughter for the support that she unknowingly provided; and of the extraordinary online community of strangers who have become his friends. In honoring Liz's legacy, heartache has become solace."

sounds heartbreakingly tragic? it really is and i was crying throughout the whole thing. this book hit too close to home and i just think of what could of been if i wasn't at, as my doctor succinctly put it, "the right hospital at the right time." there is not a day that i am not thankful to be here. honestly, there are days when i will look at tyler and cry and thank god that i'm here to experience this journey with him. i don't take my days with the boys lightly. i am beyond thankful to be here....

beautifully written love story of tragedy and hard earned triumph. it speaks of the human spirit. yes, i'm a sap and i loved reading this book.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You made me cry Cristina! I try and be thankful and present each day with my 3 boys. Thanks for sharing. =)


8:47 PM  
Blogger Cristina said...

marie, 3 boys? are you counting engels too? haha.. i always add jason to the count of "boys" too!

9:00 AM  

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