Earlier this month my friend Shiela emailed me a link to a You Tube Video entitled Transcending.
I watched this video and cried and knew I had to read this woman’s book……it was something I could relate to, I’m a woman who loves other women. I cherish friendships and sisterhood and being a daughter.
Kelly Corrigan, like many of us, is a woman who grew up with wonderfully loving parents. They cheered her on when things were going well, but when she stumbled, her parents helped pick her up. Now, as an adult, she’s a wife and mother who sometimes still feels like the little girl her parents raised. When her world is rocked by a breast cancer diagnosis, Kelly looks to her greatest sources of comfort — her husband, of course, but also her mom and dad.
The Middle Place is about raising children and struggling with aging parents. It’s about appreciating your upbringing and being able to look back on it not with anger, but with fondness. But at its heart, The Middle Place is about strength and fighting cancer and admitting that you might be weak, sometimes, and that your parents, even though you’re grown, will always be there for you.
With my parents living a thousand miles away, I still rush to the phone to share my daily life as well as my greatest triumphs — meeting my husband, falling in love, finally conceiving twins after a bout with infertility. . .
I love this book so much, and I want you to have the opportunity to read it too. I want this so much I’m giving away 2 copies!!! Just to sweeten the pot, so to speak, I’m sending chocolate too, because I believe it just makes all things better.
To enter leave me a comment about why you want to win and read this book. For a second entry, post about this give away on your blog and put a link back to my blog. Please let me know you blogged about it. We’ll be drawing names the old fashioned way here at our house, small pieces of paper drawn by one of my children. Contest is open until Sunday March 29, 2009, 10:00pm EDT, and then we’ll draw names and I’ll post the winners by Monday morning.