Once in a while a book comes along that just speaks to you. My sister recently forwarded to me a youtube video that spoke to me called
"Trancending" ~words and woman on strength~
Kelly Corrigan is the author of "The Middle Place" which I promptly read. The above video is her reading an excerpt from that book. If you are a mother this book will speak to you. I assure you. Reserve it at the library right now!
My sister and I are continually talking about the extreme highs and ridiculous lows of parenting and all that it entails. This book speaks to that topic in a profound and funny, realistic way. I cried. I laughed. It was like I could have wrote this book. Spoiler Alert: (minus the breast cancer diagnosis of course)
Kelly now has a second book out called "Lift" which is written as a letter to her children. It is only around 90 pages and you can read it in one setting. (how good does it feel sometimes to just read a book, albeit LITTLE, in one setting? oh, I find it delicious!) Now, as a writer, I again feel like I could write this book. Not coming from a place of "I'm so great" but from a space inside my heart that knows I am capable of speaking my truth. That is all Kelly is doing. That is all any great writer is doing. Speaking their truth.
Everyone was sleeping last night and I snuck into the bathroom to read a few more pages. I got to page 50 and 51 I started crying hysterically. I could speak these words as my own.
"Mothering you is the first thing of consequence that I have ever done." OMG. Rip my heart out and stomp on it.
Trust me. Get both books. Read them. Enough said.