Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Two Kisses for Maddy Book Review
About the Book:
Matt and Liz Logelin were high school sweethearts. After years of long-distance dating, the pair finally settled together in Los Angeles, and they had it all: a perfect marriage, a gorgeous new home, and a baby girl on the way. Liz’s pregnancy was rocky, but they welcomed Madeline, beautiful and healthy, into the world on March 24, 2008.
Just twenty-seven hours later, Liz suffered a pulmonary embolism and died instantly, without ever holding the daughter whose arrival she had so eagerly awaited. Though confronted with devastating grief and the responsibilities of a new and single father, Matt did not surrender to devastation; he chose to keep moving forward– to make a life for Maddy.
I started crying reading the forward. It is a love story. It is a life story. The raw emotions and limitless love made me laugh and cry all way through. I laughed reading about Matt navigating his way through fatherhood and I cried because he made Liz so alive in the pages you felt the pain of what she was missing out on. It made me wish I had been her friend. It shows you the power of love in life and death. The book made me feel truly lucky for what I have.
I started reading his blog about two years ago and even though I knew the story, it was still a wonderful book. If you get a chance, check out the Liz Logelin Foundation.