I haven't finished this book, I just bought it yesterday, but I am already half way through. This is one of the best stories I have ever read. It really made me think about my relationship with my mother, and how much I will miss her when she "goes home". It also reminded me of the sacrifices my mother has made for me and my siblings, and how we don't appreciate the life she gave up, the stuggles she has lived thru and how really she gave her life for us. Why do we leave so many things left unsaid? Chick has struggled all his life, and when it's almost too late he finally begins to really "see" his mother. So much pain and heartache could have been avoided in his life and in all of ours if we just took the time.