01 January 2012

"This Thing of Ours" by Cammy Franzese



Married to the Mafia. Hmmm. And I thought my marriage went through some rough patches. Cammy Franzese tells her story of being married to a former mafia boss with grace and strength that is rarely seen.

This Thing of Ours, by Cammy Franzese, is the story of her marriage to Michael Franzese, from the Colombo mafia family. Cammy vividly and candidly shares the story of her marriage to Michael and what it was like being married to a man in the mafia. Her faith in the Lord brought them through seemingly insurmountable trials, including house visits from the FBI, being a single mom of three children for eight years while her husband served time behind bars for his crimes, and then reconnecting as a family and starting over when he was released.

Throughout her book, Cammy sticks to her commitment in the vows she made to her husband. She writes that she made a choice and she was going to follow through with that choice, no matter the consequences, good or bad. Her writing on that subject is very convicting: it is hard to stick through the rough times in marriage. Or even in life for that matter. We all make choices and we have to deal with the consequences of those choices. Throughout everything though, the Lord showed her that He was by her side and was leading her every step of the way.

I loved reading Cammy's story. Even though my husband hasn't served time in prison, he is human, and he does make mistakes. And there are times when our marriage goes through rough times. Reading what Cammy went through and how she stuck by her husband and her vows to her marriage, and relied heavily on the Lord throughout that time was convicting and inspirational at the same time.

I recommend this book for every married woman and for any woman who is contemplating getting married. To quote Cammy from her book (p. 92), ""You reap what you sow  . . but ultimately there are consequences for the choice you made."" Something we all need to hear, like it or not.

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