Hello everyone and welcome back, miss me? I sure did, how have you all been? Have you been eating well? Working out well?
It’s the final week of my IU diet and I’m so excited I finally hit my weight target kg and it’s time to have a balanced diet and a good work out plan.
But today I won’t be talking about food or fashion, I will be talking about a book I read recently and I’ve been thinking “this woman is so strong” it takes a lot of courage to write a memoir and reading it honestly brought tears to my eyes.
What happens when happily ever after is rudely interrupted by the hand of an unwelcome fate?
This was what got me really interested in the book,
It’s a book about how a woman lost everything due to a sudden sickness and death of her husband but life eventually turned out great for her.
Now my questions : what happens to the wife when her husband dies? Why is a woman always put under pressure when such happens? Why are women treated differently when such happens? Pain indeed is a lonely road and no one can know the true measure of someone’s particular agony.
I have a lot of questions, I feel the author didn’t say much about her agony, I felt there’s more to it, I think in chapter 4 where Imade was in the UK and she was planning to go pay him a visit and she was stopped from going, I felt really sad and I wanted them to see and talk and let their emotions out, it’s really sad this things happen.
In chapter 10, I felt the author didn’t want to give out too much information, cause I’ve heard a lot of stories about how Nigerian mother-in-law act once their son dies suddenly,
I know for a fact that she gave her hell, especially when the family members stated calling at odd hours demanding they come over, it was really ridiculous.
Chapter 11 was really emotional yet empowering to me, seeing how she gracefully picked herself back up was so inspirational, when I say this woman is strong, she really is! No one I repeat no one can write a memoir with so much details without healing, it came from a healed heart and I really respect and commend her.
QUOTES FROM THE BOOK I LOVED AND FOUND RELATABLE
- The journey of life comes with surprises.
- Find contentment knowing that the situation is only temporary.
- It is in your darkest moment you know who your friends are.
- God indeed has your back.
- Nothing is permanent.
- Hope is what inevitably keeps us going.
- Beginning well or beginning poorly, what’s important is simply to begin but the ability to make a good beginning is also an art form.
- Pain is appreciation.
- In pain we have no choice but to become visible to others.
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