Jun 20, 2009

No words for us...

I read 'My Sister's Keeper' a few days back. It has a very unexpected ending to say the least, but there was something in those final pages that rang a bell inside of me. I'm not sure why, but I explained it to LO. Our conversation went like this:
Me: You know that in the English language there is a word for children who have lost their parents...
LO: "Orphans?"
Me:"Yes, orphans." "There is also a word for people who have lost their husband or wife.."
LO: "What's that word momma?"
Me: "Widow or widower."
Me: "There is no word for people who have lost their children."
LO: "Is there a word for people who have lost their brother or sister?"
Me: "Nope."
Lo: "But why not?"
Me: "I believe, that there are no words for us, because no one would want to say them."
"They would be the saddest words you could ever say..."

9 comments:

Jennifer Ross said...

I couldn't agree more.

Lea said...

perfectly said.

Love to you.

Tina said...

Thanks for sharing...I completely agree!!

Linda said...

I read 'My Sister's Keeper' a couple of years ago, and agree that it had a very surprising ending. We won't tell what it is for those who haven't read it.

I just finished her 'Handle With Care' and it also has an unexpected ending. I think Jody Piccoult just likes to end the books with a shock.

I also agree with you that there are no words to describe someone who has lost a child or a sibling.

Lindsay said...

I REALLY want to read 'Handle with Care', but I'm afraid it will make me cry like a baby!

Linda said...

'Handle With Care' might make you cry at the end, but it wasn't as 'emotional' as 'My Sister's Keeper'. That was the best book I read a couple of years ago.

HWC will make you cry at the end, if you are alone, and not in a car with 5 other people going on vacation! LOL! Read it, you will enjoy it!

Monique said...

So true. Give her an extra big hug from me. xo

Bluebird said...

As someone who has lost both a child and a sibling, I couldn't agree more.

I have been reading your blog for a little while now. Thank you for sharing your story and your art.

Sending love...

Lynda said...

Amen my friend.