Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Book Review: Love You More

"I want to see her" Mia said.

"See who?" I asked

Mia turned around in my lap and looked into my eyes.

"I want to see the lady whose tummy I came out of"

"We have a picture of her. If you ever want to see it, I can show it to you."

"I want to see that picture," Mia said still looking in my eyes

"I miss her so much," she said beginning to cry... eyes locking on the the image.

Love You More is a moving story of a young mothers journey through adoption. Jennifer Grant and husband David feel God tugging at their hearts to adopt a beautiful baby girl from Guatemala, whom they'll call Mia. Jennifer struggles with the anxiety and obstacles that come with the adoption waiting process but is given precious peace from her Father above. Even though the Grants have three small children, Theo, Ian, and Isabel; Mia is welcomed into this family with open arms. As Mia grows older, she understands her "story" on how she was united with her family, but learns to subsist the fact that she does not know her birth mother, or "tummy lady" 

I really enjoyed this book. The story allows the reader to feel the pain and joy of Jennifer's journey. While reading this book, I laughed when she laughed and cried when she cried. 

Though the book mentions: God, Jesus, and Bible, I disagreed with several of Jennifer's views. She believes, that as a "person of faith" it is ok to drink alcoholic beverages. She baptizes her children in their infancy, when this tradition was formed from pagan religions. Her children are encouraged to believe in Santa Claus and participate in Halloween activities. I don't judge her, but our views and convictions are very different. 

How will this mother of four learn to juggle the needs of all of her children?

If you are interested in this book, it can be purchased atAmazon, or CBD.

5 comments:

  1. Kianna,

    Thank you so much for stoping by our blog:) We love to meet new people from the Blogger world! I loved reading your "about me" and look forward to reading more about your life and what the Lord has in store for you, Keep seeking HIM!

    In Christ,
    Amanda

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  2. Heyy glad you finally posted again I missed you in the blogosphere.
    Seems interesting.
    Ali

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  3. I loved this post it is very inspiring were can you get it??????

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  4. I received this free book from Book Sneeze. You can also purchase the book from the retailers in the post above.

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  5. Really enjoyed this book as well, even though I'm not an adoptive parent. She had great insights on what it means to be a family--and it's so well written it was fun just to read her story. One thing the author writes about is creating a "lifebook" for her adopted daughter, which told the story of how she came from Guatemala to their family. I think other families might want to do the same thing, so I put up an article on wikihow that tells how to do it. Here's the link: http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Scrapbook-for-an-Adopted-Child
    I highly recommend this book.

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