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It’s been several weeks since I’ve posted a Words Worth Reading post, but that certainly doesn’t mean that I haven’t been reading! I’ve been doing LOTS of reading and have some good books to share with you today!
God Gave Me You is a true story, written by a local woman. It’s the story of how God added to their family in a way that they could have never dreamed up or planned on their own. It’s a story of love and loss. It’s a story of faith and family. It’s a story that will make you laugh and cry. Trust me, you’ll be glad that you took the time to read this book!
When a single mother with terminal cancer asks an oncology nurse to look after her son, neither can imagine what God has in store. This is the heartwarming story of how two very different women with two very different paths were brought together for one very special purpose.
Oncology nurse Tricia Seaman and her family were hoping to adopt a son. They were months into the grueling process when she met Trish Somers, a terminally ill cancer patient. Trish was a single mother and her eight-year-old son Wesley was her entire world. As the young mother poured out her fears and emotions, it became clear that this was unlike any other nurse-patient relationship Tricia had in her career. When they learned that the cancer had spread and Trish only had a short time to live, she looked at Tricia, a complete stranger three weeks ago, and asked if she could raise Wesley when she passed away.
God Gave Me You tells the true story of how these two incredible mothers met, the immediate bond they formed, and the ups and downs of joining families as Trish’s earthly life ebbed away. This heartwarming tale inspires readers to find the courage to trust in faith and never give up. The miracle of these two families coming together demonstrates that family isn’t always blood; often, it’s made up of the people God gives you if you have a willing heart. God Gave Me You is a story you can turn to again and again when you’re looking for hope, inspiration, and a reason to believe in miracles.
- 5 minutes – plant summer bulbs
- 10 minutes – weed your flower garden
- 15 minutes – harvest herbs and radishes
It seems like every time I do a Words Worth Reading post this year, I’m adding one of Jan Karon’s Mitford books. That’s because I’ve been working through these books (for the second time) this year. It’s a goal of mine to get through the whole series (I’ve read/have the first 7). In A New Song, Father Tim has retired from Lord’s Chapel in Mitford and he and Cynthia have set out for a small island town where he will be serving as in interim pastor.
There’s never a dull moment in these books. The characters are so well created and portrayed that you really feel as if you know them and they’re you’re close friends. If you haven’t yet read this series, what are you waiting for?
Around the Web
If you are the parent of a teen or pre-teen, you really should be reading Leah’s blog. She talks about the digital world in which we live and how we, as parents, need to keep the line of communication open with our kids. We need to be aware of their presence on social media, and we need to be leading and guiding them to make healthy online decisions.
She’s also been doing a neat series on favorite apps, which I have really enjoyed. Whether you are looking for apps for yourself, of for your kids, you’ll find tons of great ideas on Leah’s blog!