This was a compelling true story of one woman’s faith and openness to God’s calling. She and her husband, over a period of many years, had fostered 140 children. When asked to take in a drug addicted newborn they readily agreed. When asked later to take in that baby’s additional four siblings, they hesitantly agreed. Deb and her family came to love these children and shared with them God’s love for each one. But when a court order required them to send the children back to their birth mother all their lives changed forever.
In the aftermath, I could never have done the many things Deb had done. She went against what her husband and children wanted her to do because of her strong convictions that she was doing what she felt God wanted her to do. She had a strong spiritual connection to the Lord and didn’t always want to do what he was calling her to do but she obeyed anyway.
There were some sections of the book that was hard for me to read. Reality is sometimes more horrid than any fiction that could be imagined, but this was a book that I couldn’t put down. So much pain, hurt and injustice but a wonderful thread of God’s wonderful grace and redemption also. I so admired Deb for her strong convictions to God’s voice in spite of all the objections by those around her including close family. Sometimes giving or receiving forgiveness is one of the hardest things but so freeing and peace giving. This is a real life story that I won’t be forgetting anytime soon, if ever.
I received a complimentary ebook copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley. I was not required to write a review positive or otherwise. All opinions are strictly my own.