I was hoping I could pay you to pick up the wood for me and bring it to my house. The weather is supposed to start getting cold soon and the snow can't be too far behind.” Stormy, Mike's black and white Chihuahua mix was pulling on his ...
Publisher: David B. Reynolds
Mary, a single mother of an eight-year-old girl and ten-year-old boy, asks Mike, a long-time patient at the animal clinic where she works, for a favor: deliver a load of firewood to her remote home. This begins a story that sees two lonely people find love and happiness, but only after their love is tested by a deranged ex-husband and a depraved woman doctor.
The Airman asked if I had changed my green back money for MPCs (military payment certificates). I told him I had not; he said he would do it for me. ... He said I would be picked up tomorrow and transported 45 Bring Our Baby Home.
Author: Leon Rodriguez
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“BRING OUR BABY HOME” “This is a powerful story that must be shared. It is about Hero’s, the best of human deeds, of caring, and unwavering morality despite destruction and chaos. Above all, this story is a story of humanity and grit that shows what heroism is about.” Linda Quan, M.D. Bellevue, WA “A riveting, true story, told by a former U.S. Army Medic Sergeant (a scrounging-Houdini) about a brilliant young military surgical team that saved hundreds of American troops’ lives before, during and after the blood-ridden 1968 TET Offensive; as well as that of a newborn Montagnard girl, who returned to the U.S. with that war weary sergeant to live a free, full, productive life as his daughter, and to become an American citizen.” Sgt. James C. Hudson Kelseyville, CA Reporter-Photographer, Green Beret Magazine, 5th Special Forces Group, RVN 1969-70
The day Amber gave birth to her first child was when my baby fever kicked into high gear. Watching Amber become a mommy made me desperately want to be a mommy too. As I looked through the photos of her family and friends waiting in ...
Author: Jennifer Jackson Linck
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From the time Jennifer Linck was old enough to rock her Cabbage Patch Doll, she dreamed of being a mother. As her friends began welcoming tiny bundles of joy, Jennifer struggled to conceive a child. As a gut-wrenching desire to be a mom built within her, God began to place adoption on Jennifer's heart. In 2010, Jennifer and her husband, John, felt God leading them to build their family through international adoption. Eighteen months after they began their journey to Ethiopia, God took them on a detour that only He could have orchestrated. After accepting a job at the local homeless shelter, Jennifer began to see how God truly wanted her to live her life-serving the least of these. As God transformed her heart and showed her how to truly love the poor, the widow, and the orphan, He began to weave together a story that would eventually lead to her son. In Bringing Home the Missing Linck, Jennifer shares how the pain and heartache of infertility became the building blocks God used to strengthen her faith and make her heart more like His, as He answered her prayers for a child.
Release on 2014-05-12 | by Alma B. Allen; Jennifer B. Sturgeon
Several weeks before, I had prayed that God would bring my baby home. It seemed like so little to ask and yet in his condition so much. He rubbed the soft material with the palm of his hand and I wondered if he was thinking that this ...
Author: Alma B. Allen; Jennifer B. Sturgeon
Life and death struggles, a common thread that connects us as human beings, are vividly revealed in this inspirational and unforgettable true story as told by a mother and her daughter of their babies, born with life threatening birth defects. Swept away on an uncharted and treacherous journey one thing clearly emerges, God, the ultimate thread that held them together through their darkest hours, was waiting for them there. He gave them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness so He might be glorified through their babies’ life and death struggles. (Isaiah 61: 3b) At every bend in the road lives were forever changed. The baby boy unable to ever speak a word about what he endured in his fight for life went to his grave never knowing what a giant impression his tiny handprint had left on every heart he touched...leaving this world a better place than he found it. For the little girl, the veil separating Heaven and Earth was lifted . . . “Mommy, I see an angel!” Hoping to get a glimpse, her mommy searched the hospital room eagerly. “Where do you see an angel?” her mommy asked. She pointed overhead, “Up there . . . in the corner of my room . . . one angel with big, pink wings.” Although her mommy didn’t see the Heavenly being, together they felt the comfort of its presence. On their timeless journey of faith, hope, and love, their loving God went with them through it all: healing hearts, changing lives, sharing their deepest sorrows, and sending his angels to comfort and help them. Their stories, formed in the crucible of life and death struggles, were transformed by the grace of God into a thing of beauty. “He hath made every thing beautiful in his time.” (Ecclesiastes 3: 11a, KJV)
When it was time for me to go home from the hospital, I knew I couldn't bring our baby home yet. Our house was in the process of being dry walled and the dust was everywhere. There was no way I wanted to bring my new baby home to that ...
Read a story about a small town girl growing up. In the book are memories about her family, her beginning, how she grew up and met her life long partner. Good times, bad times, happy moments, sad moments, trials and tribulations are all shared. Walk through the journey of a life and share everything that is encountered, won and lost. This book touches the heart, tickles the funny bone and takes you back to a time that should be remembered.
Release on 2011-06-30 | by Susan Freire-Korn and Her Soul Sisters
I remember one day she received a huge burlap bag of dried red chili peppers mailed by her brother in New Mexico. Life was different there, but it was a safe place to have and bring my baby home. My baby's Spanish grandmother loved him ...
Author: Susan Freire-Korn and Her Soul Sisters
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Too often in this world, hatred, violence, and ugliness saturate our twenty-four-hour news cycle, capture our attention on city streets, and stain our view of human kind. But kindness, love, mercy, and compassion are stronger than all this negativity and evil combined. In this inspiring collection of stories, Susan Freire-Korn shares how individual women have overcome adversity to emerge stronger and more courageous than ever before. Written by three African American women, three Caucasian women, and three Hispanic women, these tales share how kindness can transcend our basic human differences and bring unity to our lives regardless of culture or race. Each woman offers a unique and uplifting tale of how they suffered through sometimes years of despair and hardship, but never gave up on their desire for a better life. Whether they endured teenage pregnancy, alcoholism, and domestic abuse or loneliness, depression, and low self-esteem, these women prove that no matter the circumstances of chance or culture, the human spirit can triumph and emerge stronger than before. An excellent reference for those seeking to understand cultural differences as well as for those looking for encouragement in their own lives, Soul Sisters, Come on to My House beautifully shows how opening your heart and your mind will make the world a better place for all.
Release on 2010-11-24 | by Dr. Lisa Phillips-Leece
I told her what had happened and that I was bringing my baby home. She offered to help me. Joanna was so kind to me. She liaised with the obstetrician in Hong Kong and the customs officers in Brisbane to arrange for me to bring my baby ...
Author: Dr. Lisa Phillips-Leece
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Surviving Miscarriage—In the Arms of an Angel is my personal and professional journey through miscarriage. It is a touching and sensitive look at one woman’s journey, my journey. I am a qualified doctor of clinical psychology, who has travelled into the darkness of a world void of understanding about the real anguish of miscarriage, and all my training, skills, and insights did not ease the pain or simplify my experience. The effect on my family is captured in diary notes and albums. ‘I miss you, Xavier—you wood [sic] have bin [sic] the best brother. Love from Lincoln’ captures the hole left in the lives of existing children . . . siblings of the unborn baby. Drawing from my personal experience, I invite the reader to meet my unborn babies—Emerson, Xavier, Charlie, and Co. I share the healing journey that I travelled so that I can survive and comfort other parents in their survival. ‘Silent SIDS’ is a term I coined to capture the societal misconceptions, fears, and absence of support for families who have lost a baby. Miscarriage is likened to the social silence that often surrounds sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in that a baby has died, suddenly and from unknown causes, and whose death is surrounded by silence, the muteness of family and friends, society, and the medical profession. You will hear my husband, himself a medical surgeon, referring to our baby’s corpse as, ‘Interesting . . . pathology museum specimen . . . but not our baby’. I bring the reader face to face with my story of grief and the isolation that surrounded my miscarriage of Xavier’s pregnancy in Hong Kong . . . where English was not the first language, a trained English speaking Australian obstetrician was near impossible to find in a private hospital, and my husband, Tony, as well as my own private obstetrician were back home in Australia. The ugliness of grief is shared in all its nakedness: the plea—‘I want to die to be with Xavier’—the aimless staring without thought or motivation, and the horror of ‘tearing the baby in half’ will tug at the heartstrings of even the toughest of readers. And later, an embryo is created in the lab . . . Is that science fiction? Or is it a desperate willingness to do anything humanly, scientifically, and medically possible to have a baby? The journey through in vitro fertilisation began, and six precious cells were made . . . at the start of life. An obsessive drive to fill the cavernous aching void in my heart was IVF. Then along came the fear of loving William in case he too left me! Miscarriage is the startling outcome of one in four pregnancies. Why? I interrogated God for answers. I demanded to know why a baby is created and given, only to be torn away. I asked if it is some cruel, sick joke. The professional audience is also invited to view some of the most up-to-date grief and loss theories to promote a better understanding of the miscarriage experience. My intention is that the professional support of women and their families in this situation will become real and meaningful, instead of sterile and insensitive. Beautiful ideas about gardens and pastel drawings, poems, and jewellery are offered to women to help them acknowledge their baby, bring their baby to ‘life’, and keep their memory alive. Personal photographs and diary entries are shared with the reader to comfort and validate the experience of miscarriage. The ‘exclusive club’ that no one really wants to join because the joining fee—your baby has to die—is very expensive and has no perks like other clubs, no discounts, no Christmas party . . . only shared pain and sadness. Occasionally though, the club’s members offer support and comfort to each other, and in that regard, it’s worth joining if you meet the eligibility criterion. The book also provides a special look at how fathers’ grieve and the difference where women cope by talking and crying, and men cope by working and providing practical supp
The radio was playing a song he really loathed: 'Santa, Bring My Baby Home for Christmas.' A super-sweet Christmas song that always meant the festive season was on its way. Quinn's least favourite time of year.
Author: Susan Meier
Harlequin Romance brings you four new titles for one great price, available now! Experience the rush of falling in love! This Harlequin Romance bundle includes The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Susan Meier, At the Chateau for Christmas by Rebecca Winters, A Very Special Holiday Gift by Barbara Hannay and A New Year Marriage Proposal by Kate Hardy. Look for 4 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin Romance!
Release on 2017-03-14 | by Christopher Vince Gonzales
When this happened, it completely broke my spirit. The only thing that mattered was bringing my baby home. My life was leaving me clues, and I once again struggled with my mind to see them. I fought in court for four months to bring her ...
Author: Christopher Vince Gonzales
This book is a seed and if properly planted in the mind can create beautiful new worlds. In life our limits are set by us. We become what we think. If we think different we could change our world. Everyone has a story. This book is just a story but the beauty of the story lies in the ability to see the gift in the struggle. Life is but a perception that we hold real. If we change the perception we change our life.
She pulls her lips back from my ear, and I can feel her breathing change, and I know that a cold, tired spirit has come out ... I can't think of the words to bring my Aunt Delia's baby home, so I reach back and put my hand on her face, ...
Author: Sterling Watson
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Sent to live in the humidity of rural Florida with his grandparents and his sixteen-year-old Aunt Delia for the summer, twelve-year-old Travis becomes absorbed in the closed ways of small-town life. Captivated by Delia, Travis watches her attempt to find a place for herself in the socially stunted, gossip-driven town. Delia's secrets go beyond what Travis can understand, but he believes that he alone can save her--a belief that not only forces him to grow up fast, but one that builds to a dangerous and disturbing climax. In trying to free Delia from her past, Travis leads her into a shocking present and a most uncertain future. In a work at once honest, chilling and compulsively addictive, author Sterling Watson has created a time and place where rock 'n' roll hums from AM radios, steam rises from a secluded riverbed and violent summer storms threaten the peace of silent nights. Watson's characters are brought vividly to life through Travis's touching, powerful and intensely personal voice. A dark and evocative coming of age tale, Sweet Dream Baby begins steeped in innocence and ends in a dramatically different place. "I can't remember a book that sneaked up and grabbed me the way Sweet Dream Baby did. It's a real shocker by a very good writer." --Elmore Leonard "Sterling Watson's Sweet Dream Baby is one of the finest novels I've read in years, an incandescent blend of gothic noir, Faulknerian dreamscape and bittersweet coming-of-age story. Months after reading it, it haunts me still." -Dennis Lehane "Sterling Watson's Sweet Dream Baby brings us the words and music, the tastes and smells of that special time-as well as its heartache and secret shame. I was utterly absorbed in these fierce pages." -Fred Chappell, author of Look Back All the Green Valley "Sweet Dream Baby is a beautiful book. Sterling Watson is surehanded and telling in a story that is as elegiac as it is gripping." -Michael Connelly, author of Chasing the Dime "Some delicious page-turning."-Kirkus Reviews A Book Sense 76 Top 10 Selection Named to Top Ten Crime Books of 2002, Toronto Globe and Mail "Watson proves himself a first-rate storyteller."-Publishers Weekly "A comprehensive work of art that is as thought-provoking as it is disturbing."-Orlando Sentinel
Olivia came to get me to take me to the hospital to bring my baby home. This was one of the happiest days of my life. (I began to thank God then and haven't stopped yet.) In the hospital, they showed me videos about taking care of her.
Author: Sarah Cobb
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Little Sarah is a compelling story of a little girl born into a world without a mother, a father who didn’t know how to express his love for her, and how the rest of her family characters shaped her view of the world. From the small towns of Georgia and Florida to the big city urban life, Little Sarah suffers through life-changing incidents, falls down only to pick herself backup, learns her lessons by listening or suffering the consequences, and grows up to understand that seeing the world through the eyes of her higher power is the only way she has made it to this point in the story. The story is not quite over, but now she wants to share what has happened so far with you. Share the journey as Little Sarah finds adventures of courage and pratfalls, and eventually learns that the best way to live life is according to The Word.”
... my hands I can hardly think So I called my mama and I said I think I'm gonna need a week Please don't bring my baby home yet My head is heavy My eyes are still red I feel as bad as I can get Please don't bring my baby home yet While ...
Author: Jenny Valentish
Whether it's cartwheeling naked across a rugby field in front of an audience of one billion (including your dad); playing eleven-minute soft rock tracks on night-shift radio as cover for some adult magazine fumblings; getting your appendix removed to avoid an English lesson; or stealing KISS's groupies and charging the champagne to Gene Simmons' hotel room, we've all done something in our dim, dark past that must never be spoken of again. Yet, bizarrely, the editors of Your Mother Would Be Proud have managed to persuade a host of Australia's best-known celebrities, writers, comedians, actors, and musos to immortalize some of their most scurrilous secrets in print. The result is one of the most revealing collections of true life confessions ever to be compiledand it's all for a good cause!
I remember my hands resting on my swollen belly, wondering why this was my life. ... have this baby and then be expected to return to my mother's house like nothing had happened. ... I said, “I just want to bring my baby home.
Author: Susan Burton
Publisher: The New Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Winner of the 2018 National Council on Crime & Delinquency’s Media for a Just Society Awards Winner of the 2017 Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice “Valuable . . . [like Michelle] Alexander's The New Jim Crow.” —Los Angeles Review of Books “Susan Burton is a national treasure . . . her life story is testimony to the human capacity for resilience and recovery . . . [Becoming Ms. Burton is] a stunning memoir.” —Nicholas Kristof, in The New York Times Winner of the prestigious NAACP Image Award, a uniquely American story of trauma, incarceration, and "the breathtaking resilience of the human spirit" (Michelle Alexander) Widely hailed as a stunning memoir, Becoming Ms. Burton is the remarkable life story of the renowned activist Susan Burton. In this "stirring and moving tour-de-force" (John Legend), Susan Burton movingly recounts her own journey through the criminal justice system and her transformation into a life of advocacy. After a childhood of immense pain, poverty, and abuse in Los Angeles, the tragic loss of her son led her into addiction, which in turn led to arrests and incarceration. During the War on Drugs, Burton was arrested and would cycle in and out of prison for more than fifteen years. When, by chance, she finally received treatment, her political awakening began and she became a powerful advocate for "a more humane justice system guided by compassion and dignity" (Booklist, starred review). Her award-winning organization, A New Way of Life, has transformed the lives of more than one thousand formerly incarcerated women and is an international model for a less punitive and more effective approach to rehabilitation and reentry. Winner of an NAACP Image Award and named a "Best Book of 2017" by the Chicago Public Library, here is an unforgettable book about "the breathtaking resilience of the human spirit" (Michelle Alexander).
Release on 2017-10-06 | by Kimberly Humphries-Washington
I am just going to take a few minutes and unpack a few things before I give her a call and let her know I am home and find out when she is going to bring my baby home. Grace dials her sister's number. “You're back. Here he is.
Author: Kimberly Humphries-Washington
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Grace Peterson loves being a therapist and lives for counseling others, especially her longtime friends, but life has suddenly taken her to a place shes not sure she will ever recover from. Graces strong faith is threatened and her ability to counsel anyone. Simone Grier has everything she ever wanteda successful career in fashion, children, and a loving husband. After reconnecting with a guy from her past, she wonders if she really has everything she ever wanted. Summer Hawthorne is a brilliant attorney who has finally found love with her boyfriend of two years. She finds herself in another life-changing situation when she discovers her boyfriend has been unfaithful. Rainey Waters-Butler is newly married and finally pursuing her dream of becoming a dentist, but her world is turned upside down when unexpected family issues arise and causes her to put her future on hold.
imagined arriving home from China and laying my baby in her crib and watching her sleep, here in our peaceful house, ... I don't want to bring my baby home and then have to wait for my dad to come along and put together the crib.
Author: Nancy McCabe
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The baby is screaming again. My baby. I hoist her off the narrow hotel bed--again--and try to cradle her as I rock my torso back and forth in an uncomfortable straight-backed chair. This baby does not cradle. She doesn't know how to cuddle, to be soothed in anyone's arms. She howls and arches away, squirms and flops, a sixteen-pound fish out of water. I'm not used to holding babies, and she's not used to be being held, but when I try to put her down, she wails. My arms feel chafed, raw, and my wrists ache from the hours of straining to hang on to her. Huge tears pool in her eyes. These tears could break my heart. These screams could break my eardrums. After years as a temporary college instructor with no real home—her family and longtime friends scattered—Nancy McCabe yearned to settle down, establish a place she could call home, and rear a child there. A tough academic job market led her to accept a position at a church-connected college in the deep South, a move that felt like an uneasy return to the conservative environment of her childhood that she thought she had left behind. McCabe had many reservations about rearing a child alone in this climate, but the desire to become a mother would not go away. Meeting Sophie tells the story of McCabe adopting a Chinese daughter and the many obstacles she faced during the adoption and adjustment process as she renegotiated her role within her family and fought difficulties in her job. Especially poignant is her struggle to bond with a sick, grieving baby while in a foreign country during political unrest—followed, upon her return to the U.S., by a devastating loss and a career crisis.
My baby was still in the hospital , so I used the pump only , 8 times a day , 15 minutes each time , until the sixth ... to bring my baby home . ... My baby had colic and I thought her fussing could mean she wasn ' t getting enough .
My mother didn't have the money to help me, and she was alone now that Dad was gone. I understand somewhat why she wouldn't allow me to bring my baby home. I begged her, telling her I would get a job and do whatever it took, ...
However, everything was at a standstill, and we had to decide whether we would keep the house or reject it. ... It was my turn to bring my baby home and to stay at my mom's home, as my sister and cousins had done before me.
Author: Simonia E. Milton
Publisher: Christian Living Books, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From children sharing a love of music to professional musicians and teachers, authors Simonia E. and Archie K. Milton believe their lives are a testament that the Lord orchestrates His plan in the lives of His children. These best friends, who grew up in New Orleans and married in 1964, trust that when they stand united as one in Christ, they can get around any obstacle they may encounter. From the birth of their three children and their grandchildren, to their successes in music, to their individual battles with cancer, to the loss of loved ones and of their home as a result of the flooding from Hurricane Katrina, they know God has blessed them in the good times and brought them through the difficult times in their lives. They have found that living in harmony with the Lord, these words-which Archie said one day in college to an afraid Simonia-ring true: "You're going to be all right." As with the Miltons, when you diligently seek Him, you too will find Him. Jesus is there ready to intercede with the Father for us!
All calls would be forwarded to her home phone. ... Terry turned a brilliant but compassionate smile to the camera then introduced Lindsey, explaining that a baby's disappearance was ... I'm begging you, please bring my baby home to me.
Author: Rita Herron
Lindsey Payne's feelings for her former bodyguard had exploded in one passionate night. But Detective Gavin McCord had no room in his life for love or family. And so Lindsey kept her pregnancy to herself, only to have her child taken from her in a sinister plot. Now, Lindsey suspected her son was somewhere close…and someone would kill to keep her from finding the truth. When no one believed her, Lindsey turned to Gavin—and found hope. For this Gavin was not the cool, collected cop who'd left her—this was a man fighting for his child—and his woman….
Both statements brought deep insecurity and robbed me of my self-worth and confidence that my marriage was based on his love for me, not only on my looks. After our son was born, ... I could bring my baby home to live in it.
Author: Sherri Sumstine
What if, out of the blue, an event in your life that should have left damage was miraculously altered? What if in its place a divine intervention rewrote your story and positively affected the outcome of what should have been? What if the experience you encountered and embraced transformed you into becoming the person you are today? That is what this book “God Writes in Blue” shares with its readers. This is a collection of real life stories that together share how two lives were changed because God intervened again and again with His Blue Pen. Sherri Sumstine shares candidly of her and her late husband’s failures and wrong choices. She opens up to share their brokenness and insecurities. And she can boldly state today that what would have become difficult life events and painful memories are instead embraced because of the valuable, spiritual lessons learned through them and the active relationship with the Divine that was cultivated in them.