Thursday, August 11, 2011

Amazing story-A Stolen Life

I have just finished reading Jacee Dugard's book entitled 'A Stolen Life'. What an amazing woman. I am in awe of her. If you don't know the story and are interested in true personal stories of rising over adversity in one's life then I highly recommend this book. You might have seen her on a television documentary with Diane Sawyer a few weeks back in July 2011. I missed seeing that program but saw parts of it recently on YouTube after reading 'A Stolen Life'. I won't go into details of this story but will say that I shed many tears while reading Jacee's book. Mostly tears of joy for her and the freedom that she has reclaimed.
Since reading this book, I don't dare to complain about anything and I don't dare take the freedom that I have for granted. I really want to appreciate each day as a gift. And I also want to remember that everything good comes from God.
Jacee writes mostly in first person which helps you get a feel of what she went through. I have to say I was a little frightened of what I might read (don't like horrific graphic writing) and although she writes candidly of what she experienced I wasn't left feeling depressed. Jacee shows how keeping hope alive helped her survive.
Amazing story!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Back on track

Here it is the third of July 2011, and I am back. The reason for my absence was simply forgetting my password. Every once in a while I would try to enter my site; to no avail. Today, I succeeded. And I wasn't even trying. I'm so amazed!
But why did it take me so long? I am prepared to think that perhaps God had other plans for me this past year. Maybe I needed time to think, to organize, to do other things. And boy did I have a busy year. Family kept me so busy I gave up writing-only to take up sewing as a way to cope with life's pressures.
So now I want to leave you with a thought. It's fitting for this moment. It was written by Emily Dickinson who was an obsessively private writer from the mid 1800's-and only 10 of her 1700 poems were ever published during her lifetime.

"To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else."


A Word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.
I say it just begins to live
That day.