Today's National Blog Posting Month's topic is grief and the opposite of it. Now we've all experience both at all different levels but how often do you really think about the fact that you can experience both at the same time? It's a weird concept I know but I've been sort of following a blog that I was turned on to by a co-worker not too long ago. It's about a guy who married the love of his life and they had a beautiful baby girl but momma died before she really got to enjoy it. This poor guy went from thinking he was the luckiest person in the world to becoming a widower and a single father to a newborn baby girl, who never actually got a chance to be held by her momma. That right there has got to be one of the best examples of grief and it's opposite if there ever was one!
The book I'm reading is called Two Kisses for Maddie: A Memoir of Loss and Love. If you click on that there title it will bring you to the book out on Amazon.com. It's a recently released book but it's getting 5 star reviews from the majority of people that have already read it. I've just started it and even knowing what I know from what he's shared in his blogs, which he really began once his wife was getting ready to deliver Maddie, I am really enjoying it. He explains how he and his wife got together and their rather unconventional type of relationship. By no means is it a bad one, it's just different from what most would view as one that would work and be successful. The author is Matthew Logelin and if you click on his name you will be brought to his website and blog where he has been chronicling his life before and after the death of his wife as he brings up Maddie. He is an amazing guy and the little girl is the cutest thing, she will have an awesome life... she already has so far (she is now 3 years old)!
I suggest you check out his blog and read his book, the guy is amazing... not everyone makes it through something like that as well as he has! He lives grief and the opposite of it on a daily basis! Here is an exerpt from the book to prove my point:
'In twenty-seven hours I witnessed the only two things guaranteed to every single human being: birth and death. To experience the emotions associated with both events, the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, in a little more than one day, well, it was ruinous.' ~ Matthew Logelin from: