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The Miracle of Sons: Celebrating the Boys in Our Lives

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Overview

The media today isn't exactly filled with stories about happy, healthy boys and well-adjusted, responsible young men. Luckily, real life is filled with such stories-and so is this book. In The Miracle of Sons, parents share true accounts of the challenges and changes-and the rarely-acknowledged heroism-of our nation's sons. Through heartwarming, eye-opening stories, readers will gain new insight into the world of boys and their delightful life passages-and be reminded that despite the myths and media images, boys do bring a great deal of joy to their families and communities...and grow up to make the world a better place.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399528514
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/21/2003
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.26 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Jamie C. Miller is the mother of four boys and the author of seven books.

Jennifer Basye Sander, the mother of two boys, has written nearly twenty books and is the author of a weekly column for FortuneFSB.com. Together they are the authors of Heavenly Miracles and Mothers' Miracles, among other titles.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Foreword xi
Introduction xvii
Part 1 Gifts of the Heart
Kodak Moments 3
The Winning Pitch 6
Going on a Joy Ride 10
The Big Question 13
The Shelf 17
Batman Kisses 21
Part 2 Defining Moments
The Red Bike 27
Stretch Marks 35
Eyes to See 39
Hearing Evan's Voice 42
The Disguise 45
A New Form of Praise 48
The Lesson of the Lightning Bugs 52
Part 3 Pink and Blue
The Balancing Act 57
Super Bowl Challenged 61
The Sperm Versus the Egg 67
The Doll 72
Snakes and Snails 76
Of Whiskers and Cowlicks 79
Part 4 Blessings
Puppy Love 85
Our Little Piece of Heaven 90
A Very Special Christmas Stocking 95
Lunch Money Miracle 98
Sleep with Your Angels 102
The Horse with No Name 106
Daily Bread 109
Part 5 Obstacles
Great Expectations 115
When Moms Are All Wet 121
Karate Lessons 124
Teacher on the Mound 129
Golden Rules 132
Baby Mine 135
Part 6 Ties That Bind
Exchange of Gifts 143
Stuffed Angel 149
Lucky Number 13 154
The Overcoat 157
Inseparable 161
Rites of Passage 165
Part 7 The Journey
My Superman 173
The Maze 177
The Summer I Almost Lost My Golf Partner 182
He'll Turn Out Okay If You'll Let Him 186
I Hope She Says "Yes" 192
Overdue 196
Room with a View 199
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