Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you had a second chance in life?
Do you wonder what it would be like if you ended up lost but found your way back home?
Have you ever wanted to journey into another realm of reality?
Do you have struggles as a woman, a mother, and a wife?
Have you ever yearned for what might have been?
All of these questions are beautifully and intricately entwined in the new book by Nikki Mathis Thompson, The Space Between, and they are real life, but fictional questions.
Georgia, the main character, is a mother of two whom still wonders what life would be like if she had a different path right out of high school, and I must honestly say her story is highly relatable and endearing to any woman that chose motherhood over school or career.
And this story is near and dear to my heart, not only because I know the author, but it spoke to me because I really can relate!! I had my first born at age 17….Yes, I know you are thinking, say what?! I was pregnant at 16, in high school, and my beautiful first pride and joy, Christian was born not even a month following my 17th birthday. I continued in my traditional high school, I remained in my Honors classes at school, I remained involved with normal high school activities, and basically everyone was so very supportive, and so enthralled by my brave endeavor.
I have never once regretted my decisions as a young 16 year old because I knew it was meant to be, and I love him to the moon and back. But…I would be lying if there was never a moment when I wondered what if’s about my life…what if my son had been given to a family with more money than a teenage mom, what if I had pursued that College degree right after high school, what if I had lived at home longer and saved more money, where would I be now? Would I be that High School English teacher I yearned to be years ago? Would I be as happy as I am now? Would I be miserable?
No matter what the answers are to those What If’s I must say I am very happy in my current life situation, I am so proud of the young man I brought into this world at a young age, I am so very lucky to have found a man that took me as I am, and my son into his life, and became his father, and I mean REALLY became his father, someone you call Dad! God always has a plan, I was taught that as a young child, and I still believe it to this day. When one door closes, another always opens, and that is how I walked those early years as a teen mom, and God came through over and over. And no What If’s have ever consumed me enough to ever have any regrets, but we are human, and what if’s are a part of our character. I would not change a single thing about my life now, I am truly blessed, and reading Nikki’s book was a nice reminder of those little things in life that we really do appreciate!
My life version of #TheSpaceBetween
This book, The Space Between, has an amazingly deep level of satisfaction that astonished me and kept me entertained from start to finish. Although the story is fictional, and had plenty of fun, love, and laughter, I personally related to this story, it evoked high level emotions, and had me counting my many blessings.
Nikki has a way of writing so that you feel personally connected to the characters, and I love escaping into the pages of her books. No matter your situation, everyone can relate to her stories!
Check out her new book, it is available on Amazon & Nook, and do an indie author a favor and please be sure to review it on Amazon, GoodReads, or Nook, whatever tickles your fancy…please spread the love!