Charlie's Blog

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Friday, December 2, 2011

The Book Thief

Ok, I love music, but I also love to read. I am currently reading "The Book Thief" by Marcus Zusak. Thinking about grief and mourning, this quote stood out to me. Something to reflect on in the tougher times.

“The point is, Ilsa Hermann had decided to make suffering her triumph. When it refused to let go of her, she succumbed to it. She embraced it.
She could have shot herself, scratched herself or indulged in other forms of self-mutilation, but she chose what she probably felt was the weakest option - to at least endure the discomfort of the weather.”

Charlie weighed in yesterday at 17lbs, 11oz - finally double his birth weight. I am relieved and enjoying every minute with my beautiful baby boy. I refuse to be like Ilsa Hermann. I will not make suffering my triumph.