The blog chronicled events that had happened that would forever alter the lives of many people. You see, the part of the blog where I started showed that Matt and Liz were madly in love and expecting their first child. Here pregnancy was hard and she was placed on bed rest and their daughter Madeline was born early. 24 hours after Madeline was born, her mother suffered a Pulmonary Embolism and was gone. Matt found himself a single father, working his way through raising his daughter and grieving. It is heart-wrenching.
Somehow through all of that Matt kept the blog going and managed to build an entire support community for himself. He also managed to write a book about the whole thing.
A few weeks back I read a post about the book Two Kisses for Maddy on Lacey in Love. This brought me back to Matt's blog where I caught myself up and immediately ordered a copy.
It took only a few days for me to read all the way through. There were moments I teared up, moments where I felt his joy, and overall I felt very connected to him and his story. One of the things I liked most was his no-bullshit way of writing. He told it like it was, and he used language that he felt like expressed it (even going as far as to say in the foreword that you can put the book down if you can't handle swear words) and wasn't going to flower it up or change how he spoke. The book has a very good sense of voice and emotion, as it should since it's a true story.
One of the best parts? As Lacey put it "...Unlike most books I am not dreading finishing it because I'm not ready for it to end. When you read a bloggers book, you get to keep reading the story for as long as they're blogging. What a bad ass concept."
I would highly recommend you read this book.