Thursday, January 29, 2015
Love with out Limits by Nick Vujicic with Kanae Vujicic
This was a really good story. Nick was born without arms and legs and has definitely learned to overcome and work with his handicaps. You can read about that process on Life without Limits. This book is the story of his love relationship with Kanae, how they met, some of the struggles they faced, etc. I admire Kanae's commitment to love and take care of Nick. She says she often forgets he doesn't have arms and legs and just loves him so much. I find that kind of sacrifice to be amazing. Looking on, I am not sure I would be up for the challenge. Sometimes, I can find just the normal day-to-day sacrifices annoying because I'm being selfish and self-centered; this is a whole different level that Kanae deals with cheerfully on a day to day basis.
This book records their love story from the time they met, through their dating, early marriage and first child. It is a very realistic book. In many ways, the dating and early marriage accounts are geared more for those who aren't married and looking for a partner. It offers tips on what to look for, standards to have, etc. But then once Kanae found out she was pregnant after only three months of marriage, (not in their plans), it moves on to the struggles of adapting to a child and making the necessary adjustments in the marriage relationship as well.
To be honest for me, it painted a rather gloomy picture of life after kids. But it was a good reality check for me. It probably stuck out to me more because of realizing these changes are going to be our changes in just a few weeks, give or take a little. I've been having these grandiose ideas of everything I'm going to do after the baby comes and this book kind of blows some of those ideas out of the water when Kanae talks about the postpartum recovery, the "baby blues", the colic and the general feeling of tiredness. It did make me realize how much I need to treasure these last days when it's just US and yet we are both rather excited to make it three of us. I don't know if this is making any sense at all.
All in all, it was a really good book; one I would recommend to anyone. If you are feeling overwhelmed or discouraged or just want to have a good pity party, read this book and also Life without Limits and you will be blessed to know how good you really have it and you will also be challenged by what true love and a relationship with God will do for a person despite obvious handicaps and disabilities. A true challenge to love my husband with such a selfless love.
“I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review. All opinions expressed here in are my own.”
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