Even the members of Little Pup’s pack make up an important role in his family, although they sometimes pester him. Papa gently reminds his son…
“We need to love the family God gave us.”
A heartwarming and colorful addition to the best-selling God Gave Us series, this tale will delight young hearts and help them understand how families of all types reflect God’s unconditional love.
About the Author
David Hohn is an award-winning illustrator whose art has graced many popular children’s books, including God Gave Us Christmas. He graduated with honors from the Maryland Institute College of Art and has an MFA in Illustration from the University of Hartford. David lives in Portland, Oregon with his family.
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“Mama, how come our family only has one kid?”
“Well, Little Pup, you’re the only child we have so far, and maybe the only one we’ll ever have. But we thank God for you. Your arrival made us a family.”
“Wally’s family has eight kids! And we only get one?”
“God gave them their family,” Papa said, “just as he gave us ours. Families come in all sizes.”
“We could ’dopt a baby,” Little Pup said.
“Adopt?” Mama asked.
“Yeah. Like Ben’s family.”
“That’s something to consider,” Papa said. “It’s special when a family adopts a child as their own. It’s kind of like how God makes each of us part of his family. Choosing us, loving us, forever.”
“God gives us family in lots of different ways,” Papa said. “Look at Graham the Goose. His mama is raising all those goslings herself.”
“Yeah, but they get to see their dad this summer. He lives on another pond.”
“Sometimes a mama or papa can’t be a part of raising their kids every day,” Papa said. “But they’re still family.”
Excerpted from "God Gave Us Family"
Copyright © 2017 Lisa Tawn Bergren.
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