Thursday, June 20, 2013

Just One Wish

I just finished the novel "Just One Wish" by Janette Rallison. Upon completion I had to send a Thank you e-mail off to the author. This book made me laugh out loud and brought me to tears. This book made me feel the story as if I were a part of it. Briefly, it is a story of a sister, who in coping with her younger brother's cancer diagnosis, does everything and anything to bring to pass her brother's one wish.
I have two brothers who have both had head injuries. I don't need a wish, because they are both still here today and even though at times they drive me towards insanity I am so grateful to still have them in my life.
I also have two sisters whom I love dearly and hope to be like. They have both gone through pregnancy and child birth multiple times and even though I know that it is not as dangerous as it use to be, pregnancy and child birth is no picnic. I have been blessed with eight nieces and nephews, with another on the way and my sisters are two of the best mothers I know.
This summer my family will gather for a reunion and having my entire family together for three days will be crazy, but will fulfill the wish of my parents and will remind me of my lack of need for a wish at all. For my family is whole, eternal and happy.
Thank you Janette Rallison for a wonderful work of words and for opening my eyes to a wish already fulfilled.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the compliment! I agree with you. Family is everything. I'm so sad that I have three kids who will be leaving the nest within the next year, but at the same time I'm really excited because I also get to be a grandma.

    Have a great time at your reunion!

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  2. Wow, sounds like an amazing book! Can't wait to see you this summer, our family is a little crazy, but who's isn't-I think you are pretty amazing yourself!Love you!

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  4. Sounds like a book recommendation to me! How fun to write an author and express your admiration and thanks. I have done that a few times and, while not expected, it seems writers like to write back.

    Looking forward to seeing you again and joining the whole clan out West. If you own "Just One Wish" bring it along.

    Love you,

    Dad

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