Sunday, February 3, 2013

So Good


"The Memory Keeper's Daughter"
by Kim Edwards.

This book has been sitting by my chair for longer then I can remember.
Once I began to read can hardly put it down
and it was finished last night.

Very unusual that I have not been able to settle myself and sit still
 to read.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and being on strong medication that is now
reduced to a minimum (and I do not want this but will go slowly)
probably the reason. 

As I sort through hundreds of old pictures there are words in this book that are a reminder of me.
They brought tears to my eyes.....

~~~"what does it mean that the photos do not fit at all with the woman she remembers being?"
then another passage
"wanting to take the young woman she had been by the arm and shake her gently
~~~Keep going she wanted to tell her,  Don't give up.  Your life will be fine in the end"~~~.

For me
this is so true
But life is so different then I imagined it would be
at that time.
All is well
but just so very different....


14 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

((((((for you))))))

Love ~ FlowerLady

mel said...

I don't know if this makes me happy or sad....but I am glad that all is well for you now. You inspire me.

judemiller1 said...

I was thinking this yesterday afternoon. I never imagined my life would turn out like this. On that bright June day, almost 56 years ago--all the promises of a secure future were there. Never had a money worry. Knew exactly where we were going--had the future all planned out, nice and tidy.

But--we didn't give up--we stumbled for a moment and then, went forward into the unknown and---we made it, didn't we? YAY for us strong women!!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Mel - all will be fine..you are in the middle of your journey and I am at the end :)
Judy and Lorrine, thank you for visiting :)

Lynn said...

I read Memory Keepers Daughter from the bookmobile. They wanted it back or it would have been a keeper. Of course it has turned out differently than expected ~ you exceeded every plan you had imagined. You live and write as an example of joy and simplicity. May you have a memorable Sunday.

the wild magnolia said...

This is a must read for me now.

My life did not turn the way I always imagined or even wanted.

"Some of it's been tragic, some of it's been magic, but it's been a good life all the way." Ernest Hemingway

A part of my life has recently changed for the best. I am so thankful.

To keep on "living" is an honor to God.

Happy Sunday!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sandy and Lynn, thank you for the special comments...

Tabor said...

I am where I hoped to be in this stage in my life, but I am not the woman that I hoped to be. Does that make sense? I need to stretch and grow more, but it is so hard sometimes.

Beverly said...

I too have been meaning to read that book. It is sitting to me waving its hand....I will read it now! I am certain it will speak to me too!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Beverly, you will like it :)
Tabor, I understand.
I do not even relate to the life I was living a little over 30 years ago. Seemed I was living like someone that was not me. I am the real me now. Just miss the ocean and food in fine eating places :)

Wisewebwoman said...

I loved it too, OWJ.

glad you did.

I am so glad I am who I am today.

I was everyone's puppet once.

XO
WWW

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

WWW, thank you - now those intruder's you shared about - I do not believe they are true friends
as they are not very thoughtful pertaining to you :)

madwomandancing said...

Ernestine, I so relate to the quotes you have chosen from this book. Forty years ago, thirty years ago, even twenty years ago, I could never have predicted some of the turns my life has taken. My life, here and now, is such a mixture of surprise, gladness, staunchly marching on, many, many dreams still, as well as sadness and regret. Every day it is a full meal!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Ellen, right there with you. We have traveled some of the same roads :)