Ultimate Love by Kitty Caley is a true story, a story of a son and his mother who had such a bond since Chip was born and it continued throughout his life. Kitty’s support and devoted unconditional love to Chip is something I admire very much. I also have two boys and I very much understand the beautiful bond and relationship we mothers develop with our sons. I never met Chip, but after reading the book, I feel like I knew him. He is so likable, I love the way Kitty brought him to life to us the readers who never had the opportunity to meet him.
The pictures in the book of Chip, Kitty and other family members and or friends are so telling the description Kitty wrote of Chip truly matches the way Chip was; polite, obedient, professional, and loving. I admire Kitty for having written this book about Chip, she kept details and a perfect recollection of events especially through the really hard times of Chip’s illness. As I read the book, I felt like I was there. Her undivided attention and dedication to nurse him truly matches the title of the book “Ultimate Love”.
Kitty is a very strong person and has missed Chip so much all this time he has been gone. She talks about him all the time. She never misses his birthdays, holidays, and important milestones. Kitty and I understand each other very well; I also have a sweet son Derek who passed away at the age of 22 yrs. old in a single car accident on March 6, 2006. We often talk and compare our “feelings and pain” of losing children. We know that we didn’t lose them; we both know that we will be reunited with them in the next life and we know it will be the most amazing reunion. I don’t’ know if Kitty knew at the time of Chip’s illness that she would be writing a book about his life, but it is so amazing how detailed and accurate her account is, and what a wonderful tribute this book is to Chip.
With love, Esther Norton