Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My Sister's Keeper

I am finally chapters away from finishing the book My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. I started it before I had Kamryn and now two months later I am finally finishing it. Actually the only reason I have had time to finish it now is I am back to work and every once in a while there is a little down time. It is a great book but a newborn keeps me too busy to read.

Anyways there are a few lines in the book that just touch my heart. My favorite is this one...

I realize then that we never have children we receive them. And sometimes it is not for quite as long as we would have expected or hoped. But it is far better than never having those children at all.

I would go through the experience that I had with Kooper a thousand times over because he has made me who I am and the Mother I am today. I would rather have had him for only the time I did than not at all. I didn't get to spend much time with him but I am glad that I got that chance to give him a body and feel him kick around for a while.

1 comment:

Teri said...

that is so sweet. I am so sure he is thankful he was given a body and it is so amazing that he is in heaven waiting for you all to reunite again. So sweet!