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I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

An Hour To Live, An Hour To Love - Richard and Kristine Carlson

Ironically, I saw this book on the shelves at the grocery store shortly before my husband's cancer returned full force. I looked it up at the library and put it on hold. When it finally came to my name on the list, it was nearing the end of my husband's life.

I began to read it but only managed to read the first section... "An Hour To Live" which was written by the husband, Richard.

He writes, "If you had one hour to live and could make just one phone call, who would you call? What would you say? And why are you waiting?"

Before I could read the second section, my own husband lost his battle with cancer.

The second half of the book is called "An Hour to Love" which was written by the wife, Kristine, after Richard passed away.

In this section, she speaks of how Richard's words help her through the grief. My own grief is too strong to make much sense of this section, so I will likely have to read the book again someday.

I realize this makes for a horrible book review but I thought I would put it out there anyway. Perhaps someone will read it before it is too late for them to say all they need to say.


Sarah C. said...

Sounds like a wonderful book. Life too often gets in the way of the really important stuff. I hope that someday you can read the second half and your memories bring you smiles. ((HUGS))

crystal wolf said...

Your review says all it needs to say.
Thinking of you, even when I'm not online to show it.


Totallyscrappy said...

Thinking about you...