Covenant Child by Terri Blackstock
By: Lindsay Harley
This illustrates that we have to be positive in our life and trust in others to go through things in life that we don’t see coming. In the book it says “I was ashamed when tears started rolling down my face. I felt like there was already a person that I could see and feel and smell growing inside me, and because of some mixed-up set of circumstances, I was going to have her ripped away from me”(Blackstock158). Basically this is saying we need to focus on the good people in our life before they get taken away. Lastly Blackstock wrote “I couldn’t think, couldn’t move, couldn’t do anything. I just stood there, feeling like a orphaned child who didn’t know her way home” (Blackstock202). In making this comment the author urges the reader to believe that not taking what was offered and making the most out of life, leaves you feeling alone and nonexistent. This connects to my life because I have learned to accept who I am and take on challenges life has given me and I have been rewarded in the long run. For instance when making new friends and stepping out of my comfort zone to reach out the them.
Everyone in life is unique and we need to embrace what life has given us in order to focus on the good and trust in the virtue of others. "No one else, no one else, can speak the words on your lips,"(Bedingfield) and neither can you speak the words on anyone else's lips. "Live your life with arms wide open"(Bedingfield). In other words, it means we need to be open to what comes our way in life with a positive attitude. In Unwritten Bedingfield said "No one else can feel it for you"(Bedingfield). By saying this you can understand that everyone is different and are the only ones who truly can do something with their life. This connects to me by not knowing what my life will lead to but by making the best of it and having a good attitude. A good example in my life would be with school and knowing it will benefit me later on even if I don’t know how.
Blackstock, Terri. Covenant Child. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2002. Print.
Bedingfield, Natasha, and Estelle. Unwritten. Epic/Phonogenic, 2005. CD.