by Mary Potter Kenyon
“While we had developed an extraordinary relationship, we had never been extraordinary people. We were just two flawed humans who eventually discovered what it was to put the other first.” Mary Potter Kenyon.
Most of us go through life thinking we are nothing special, we are not extraordinary people. This book helps remind us all that we are all special in the eyes of those who love us. Mary’s voice rings true throughout her entire journey. This is an honest, touching journey of one woman’s revelation on what it means to truly love your spouse. A must read for everyone who wants to improve their relationship with the person you have chosen to spend a lifetime. It is sometimes painful to be with Mary and David as they discover the bond that allowed them to fall in love, but was forgotten with the daily grind and pressures of everyday life. Mary invites us along on her passage as she allows us to enter her mindset, her thoughts, her actions, and her pain. I felt like I was the proverbial “fly on the wall” as I witnessed the scenes unfold before me. My heart ached as Mary took me to her secret places in her mind and soul.
Yes, this story is about cancer. And if you are looking for a heartwarming story of a couple’s journey through oral cancer this book is for you. This story helps the reader understand answers questions and gives a glimpse into what can be expected. At times I blushed as I read intimate details of her thoughts and actions. Mary tells it like it really happened, the good, the bad, the ugly and not, but not least, the joy. I was changed by absorbing her words.
Each chapter begins with a quote that was obviously and carefully chosen to reflect the lesson learned during that time. It left me something to ponder.
Once I picked up this book and entered into the life of Mary and David Kenyon, I had a hard time putting it down. I recommend reading Chemo-Therapist and walking with a couple as they travel down a road that was chosen for them by life. We all have those paths and how we react can either make us bitter or make us better. The choice is ours and ours alone. Mary chose to become better.
Thank you, Mary Potter Kenyon, for your honest look at this very personal time in your life. I feel honored to learn from your experiences.