The middle place.

August 24, 2010

I'm reading The Middle Place right now by Kelly Corrigan. While I've had my eye on it for some time, it was on clearance at the bookstore the other day and I was suckered into getting it. It's a true story about a woman who overcomes breast cancer.

In the first chapter, there is this quote:
Even when all the paperwork - a marriage license, a notarized deed, two birth certificates, and seven years of tax returns - clearly indicates you're an adult, but all the same, there you are, clutching the phone and thanking God that you're still somebody's daughter.

Friends and co-workers and even husbands don't know you or love you like mothers and fathers did since before you were even born. It's a different kind of love and knowingness. And being a daughter to someone who loves you and knows you like that makes life feel better sometimes.
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4 comments:

  1. Yep. I agree.

    Always loved you, always will.

    xoxo, Mama

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  2. Very true!

    Your momma is sweet! :)

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  3. True..but even still, your sister and brother may know and love a different 'you' better than even a parent.

    "A sibling may be the keeper of one's identity, the only person with the keys to one's unfettered, more fundamental self." ~Marian Sandmaier

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