Amusing, entertaining, thought provoking, and often touching stories of one family's rather unusual life that pushes the belief that there really are miracles that form our lives, and that things do happen for a reason.
Miracles and how they form our lives. That is what is questioned, and what is ultimately presented to you to answer for yourself. The evidence for this argument is the foundation for this family of 15. From the roots of being "childhood sweethearts", to a family tree that includes three biological and ten adopted children (all of various ethnic backgrounds), you follow the unmistakable trails of what can only be described as miracles. Life is not always easy, as struggles and disappointments are often faced, but they are done so with a gathered knowledge that miracles happen everyday, and are more often than not, done so without fanfare or announcement.
The author really tells many stories within a story, making you wonder if we are really are alone. The book is written in a comfortable "bluejeans" point of view, and can be read from many different perspectives. All the stories are ultimately threaded together with the belief that everything happens for a reason.
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Rod Van Dertuin has produced a wonderful and touching story of the miracles that have happened to him, his wife Joy, and to their many natural and adopted children. The writing comes across conversationally, and he often invokes laughter, tears, and wonder. This is the true life story of a couple that have three sons of their own, and then went forward to adopt ten other children! The miracles that happened along the way to help make the adoptions happen - and often the miracles that helped ensure those children were adopted by two very loving parents - are sometimes subtle but always amazing. The book is easy to read and very worth the time. It will help you to recognize the own miracles that occur within your own life, and for those around you. I highly recommend this book!