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Reviewz - For one more Day, 2. Morning

Aioli Walkerz,

How are we all?

We now are on the 2nd section of the 1st book that we received in our Secret Santa stash for Christmas, the next section is entitled Morning, so let's read on to find out what has happened to the main character from the last piece,

But if your new to the blog or haven't been following the book so far, let us share part 1 with you all, to take a read please click on this link, and for a bit of backstory, I asked my Secret Santa to gift me some books that inspired them and this is one of the books I received, so I thought as I read it I would share my review and thoughts on it with you all,

So let's begin with Morning, Morning begins with us getting to know our main character's parents, we meet the parents as a young child and learn how he emulated his father till a point in his life where his father left the family home, and then it became all about his mother, a mother's boy as he would describe it, we learn from his recollections after his fall, he didn't succeed in ending it all thankfully, he sees his mother, she is just standing there, he recalls what she is wearing and the way she was, but after the fall he is luckily just covered in cuts and grazes, he picks himself up after some time and then thinks onto plan B, he crosses a field in the direction of his old family home and try again,

In the next section of the book, our main character looks at how his mother met his father, he looks back on the type of people they were, how they dressed and how they interacted with each other, he looks at how they met and how they fell in love, he shares the story of how his father asked his mother to marry him during the war, he then looks at how they parented him and his siblings and how their interactions with each other progressed over time,

He shares the tale at the beginning of the section about the notes his mother would always like to leave him, notes with a few lines letting him know she was thinking and cared for him, in particular, he shares one tale of when he started at school and he was afraid to leave her side, but what if I miss you, mom he says, she handed him an envelope even though he couldn't read yet, just open this she says, it was the thought that counted with her he recalled,

At the end of the section, he recalls the type of woman he is mother was, how she raised him, and how she said it was a privilege to be smart and made sure he went to the library each week to read a book, he recalls how she did her studies during the war, how she enjoyed dressing up and that she always looked immaculate, but at the same time he recalled how his father was tough and didn't stand up for him as easily as her, ending the section on the comment 'you can be a mama's boy or a daddy's boy, but you can't be both. So you cling to the one you think you might lose.'

After this section to conclude, he includes a memento of a passage he wrote titled 'Times My Mother Stood Up For Me', he recalls a run-in he had with a neighbours dog and how she growled back at that dog scaring it, explaining to him 'you have to show them who's boss', he describes his mother as an endless pit of love for him while on the other side his father more direct and upfront with him, he had to earn his father's love and affection,

As the day is dawning, we leave our main character as he walks in the direction of his old family home, it leaves us wondering what will be plan B and will it be successful, time will only tell as we read on, we hope you will join us for the next section of the book,

That is Wilz for now, travel safely Walkerz, take care and let's keep walking on this journey called life, peace out

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