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The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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Jan 15, 12

Read from January 01 to 13, 2012

I loved, loved and loved this book…
The greatest lesson for me in this book was that I became more sympathetic toward mothers that give out their children for adoption. I have been very critical of them. My biggest revelation was that the love I have for my children is a selfish love, I wouldn’t give them even if it meant for them to suffer with me. At least this is what I think today, perhaps if I was in a situation where their happiness depended on them stay away from me I would think and act differently. Victoria as soon as she thought she was not fit to be a mother she gives her daughter away. She gives her away not because she didn’t love her but because she loved her too much and was afraid that she couldn’t give her a good life and the love she deserved. To me this is the utmost love a mother can give to her child.
I also loved the idea of communicating trough flowers, a world that I was not part of it until today but now intend to be part of it for the rest of my life.
Thank you to Vanessa Diffenbaugh for giving me such a powerful life lesson and my book club, The Athena's Lines, for picking this book.
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message 1: by Angelisa (new)

Angelisa Stone Oh my God… I love love loved this story too!! Victoria and Grant = PERFECT! You should also read ALWAYS THERE by Albright-Eastman

Mari Thank you Angelisa. I will add to my list :)

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