Wow! The one and only Redeeming Love!! I’m not even gonna attempt reviewing this book. I mean after all the thousands & thousands of reviews. But what do you expect from a bestseller?!!! This was the first Francine Rivers book i read and i think i’ve read it over a 100 times ^_^. Yeah i know i have. It’s just evergreen and i’m always reminded of the power of Love. This book gets to me in some ways i can’t even describe. There’s the sort of assurance that with God, nothing is impossible. And we should never give up on Love. That’s why this book sits comfortably on my shelf as my all-time favourite!!!! Great work Francine!
As i was checking out the new Facebook mobile Timeline, i stumbled on my half-sister’s profile. I clicked on it only to see a photo where she was tagged as a final year student. I was shocked! 😮 At first i began to calculate from the time she got admission into the university till date. To save myself any further stress, i just went straight up to my dad to confirm. He said she was in 300L (Year 3) and will be graduating next year.
One childhood memory i can vividly recall was when i woke up one day to see a girl slighty older and bigger than me crying in my living room. I was all drowsy and confused. In my mind i was like ‘who is this girl crying like this?’ Lo and behold, she was my half-sister. That was when our rocky relationship began. Over the years, we werent stable, we didnt live together for a long time without something coming up which required her to move only to come back a couple of years later.
Our relationship didnt fully start until some 8yrs ago. She was stable for a while cause she had to finish high school. That short period was the climax of it all.
We got to know each other properly you know. We had this bond. We shared a lot of things. Infact she contributed a lot to what i am today. She influenced me big time.
1. My coke addiction started from her. She practically thought me how to drink coke daily.
2. She taught me how to read novels overnight. Btw,im an avid reader.
3. My first knowledge of Makeup was from her. (i’m wayyyyy better than her now 😀 and a makeup artiste in the making)
Anyone that really knows me knows that these are one of the important things in my life. That short period of time we shared has been the best for me so far. We talked about practically everything; how our weddings would be like,boyfriends and basically everything girls talk about. Even though were totally different,we got along perfectly well. We hardly fought. She was my best friend until she graduated from high school.
My dad isn’t the easiest person to get along with so she moved out. They had issues. At first, we would still talk on phone and chat online until she got admission into the uni.
We gradually became distant until we became friends then strangers which is our present situation. I really tried to get in touch with her buh eventually i lost interest. I wasn’t even bothered and she wasn’t either. Besides i had school and loads of other things to worry about. It got to a point that i spoke to her only once in a year which was on her birthday.
Even after trying to contact her,she had a way of killing my spirit and enthusiasm with her response. So i just let go you know.i gave her her space. Stayed away. I know she has her reasons for being so distant. That’s why i believe,hope and pray that very soon we would be able to restore our broken relationship.
I love my sister too much to be a stranger to her and i miss her. 😦