Thursday, January 12, 2012
When we were little my dad used to read to us before we went to bed. Snuggled under the covers my two younger sisters and I would listen to the adventures of Lucy, Peter, Susan and Edmund. We would solve Cooper Kids mysteries. And marvel, almost fearfully, at L'Engle's magical worlds. As I got older I kept coming back to Madeleine L'Engle's books. For some reason her mixture of science and mystery struck a cord in me. I gobbled up her young adult fiction, feeling particularly attached to the book A Ring of Endless Light. In college I read her book Walking on Water and pondered her questions of Christianity, of God, and nature--they were my questions, too. She created her fictional families full of children, music, water, woods and books! When Andrew and I first started thinking of names for our little ones I knew that I wanted my first little girl to be named Madeleine. Well, I am so tickled to tell you that we will meet our Madeleine Bree at the end of May!