Thursday, February 17, 2011
Day 16: What I'm Currently Reading
Mary Beth is married to Steven Curtis Chapman, a very successful musician. These two extraordinary people have struggled to find happiness after the death of a child. I really can not imagine anything worse than losing a child. I don't think we can even wrap our brains around the amount grief and sadness that would accompany such an event. What makes this story even tougher is that it was their teenage son that accidentally ran over their four year old daughter with his car. As parents they had to deal with losing a daughter and helping their son deal with an immense amount of guilt. They had to choose to move forward from this event and trust that they will see their daughter again in heaven.
I guess I take a lot from these stories as far as totally appreciating my time with my girls and realizing that life can drastically change in the blink of an eye. I try not to take things for granted and tell those around me how much they mean to me.
In addition to this book I am also trying to keep up with a 1 year plan to read the entire Bible. This is quite the feat but I enjoy it and have already gained a lot from it.
Now all of this deep reading is accompanied by my other obsession, "People" magazine. I've got to keep up with whats going on in Hollywood :) As of this week Jennifer Aniston has clarified that she is not adopting a baby from Mexico and Halle Berry is still fighting with her incredibly hot ex-boyfriend over for their incredibly cute little girl. Makes my life sound pretty good.