The Fault in Our Stars by John Green #capeblogpost

Warning: This is one of those blog posts that I needed to write for me.

When I received the email from Ster-Kinekor movie minds to watch a clip of the movie “The Fault in our Stars’ I immediately told David I need to watch this movie but unfortunately the movie premier was abit too far and I missed the pre-screening, which now seem like I missed it for a reason…

I saw many people commenting on social media that you should read the book first and I did just that I started reading the book a few days ago and it had me hooked from the first page I couldn’t put it down I had to find out what next,the book made me smile and cry my eyes out at the same time but all in all I gained something so much more.

In the start I thought the book would affect me most with regards to my moms own battle with cancer and although that did hit me it also made me realise how lucky I am that my mom fought and won her battle although with cancer the battle is never over, they use terms as you are in remission cause they can never say you are cured. As much as that scares me I take comfort in knowing that I have had my mom around for 27 years and that is so much more than many people can say.

The book actually hit hardest with regards to my own life, yes arthritis can’t kill you and don’t get me wrong I’m not looking for sympathy this is simply one of those blog posts that I had to say exactly what I feel…For the first time in over three years since I became “sick” this book made me see things from a other perspective. I saw and felt how my parents and especially my husband must feel to see me in pain and knowing that there is nothing they can do to help me or to ease the pain I am going through. I truly am blessed with the most amazing people in my life and especially my husband who has stood by my side through it all.

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