SENIOR: Liam

I'm in the middle of reading a novel currently. 
Typically, because I am probably prideful and want to know that I've "figured it out" already, I will attempt to read the END of the story first...I know, I know...many of you are cringing at this point. 

I don't like a mystery (or at least I tell myself that I don't) 
There is something "safe" in the predictability of things...
no surprises, just what you'd expect...and a simple happily ever after...

I've had "bad" things happen in my own "real" life, (you can read about that HERE) that I rather enjoy when the "stories" that I read are easy and happy and you don't really have to think that hard about things.

What I often forget...and even forget to hold true in my own reality...is that "bad" things.."unpredictable" things...the things that throw you into a tailspin so that you don't know which way is up or which way is down...

it turns out that those things are the very things that give you the FIGHT,
 the perserverence, 
the strength amidst that storm...

where was I?

Oh, back to my "novel"...

I tell myself that I like the easy reads and I whip through them like water...
but sometimes...and not often mind you...I come across a book that no matter how I try to sift through the last chapter, I can't put the "whole" of the story together ahead of time...in other words, I can't "figure it out"...and so I'm left to read it thoroughly...word by word, scene by scene, character by character...

What I fail to remember each time is that THIS is the type of story that I actually LONG for...
the kind that shows the depth of a person and not just the fluff...the strength and character...the failures and the heart...

These are the stories that stand out to me...that make a difference...that change people...

If Liam were a novel, he would be the latter that I have described...

He & his family have faced a storm...you can't match the ending of the story to the beginning because it isn't predictable...it didn't "happily ever after" in the usual way and so you are "left" putting one foot in front of the other...

gathering strength
pursuing courage
gaining perspective

and yet...

I have never been disappointed in a "read" like the one I explained above...
It takes me longer to get through these stories because the content is deep and rich...

I know I'm waxing poetic...
I'm not meaning to...

regular words just don't seem to due the reality justice...

Liam's story is going to be remarkable...

of that I have no doubt!

congratulations!!






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