Monday, December 10, 2012

(backtracking, day 9)

Picture by our amazing wedding photographers.
Day 9
What was the best book you read in 2012, and why?
 Mr. Husband and I had each table at our reception named
 for a character or moment 
in CS Lewis' Narnia books 
after I talked with one of my book-loving friends 
while having great lavender tea late
 in the summer... 
As I was packing I re-read various Narnia book
s and both the magicians nephew and the last battle 
 reminded me and brought tears 
as I saw again the beauty and hope in the world in the long awaited ending 
when things are made right things 
are explained and the King of Glory comes
 Pascha but the greatest Pascha... 
 I gave a set of these to one of my dear friends in Ottawa
 later yet that summer and told her she must read them for beauty...
Everything in my life was shifting; 
I packed house moved prepared to become a wife 
did tons of wedding prep prayed 
had thoughtful parties
 and said many goodbyes
 without it meaning a last goodbye 
but knowing it was a goodbye 
I will only return for visits type of goodbye 
and reading these books reminded me of all that I have been given 
 and all that I will be given if I can stay strait on the road 
and look to Christ;
they also reminded me of the goodness in Mr. Husband 
who was then Orthoman 
as he loves these Narnian worlds as well.


Maria said...

One of the best things I ever did was buy the set of Narnia books-on-tape narrated by famous British actors. My girls listen to them over and over and over again, day after day.

elizabeth said...

Maria - that sounds lovely! which actors narrated it?

Maria said...

Derek Jacobi, Patrick Stewart, Michael York, Kenneth Branagh, Lynn Redgrave, Jeremy Northam, and I forget the last one. One per book; he/she does all the parts.