Saturday, May 10, 2014

Quilting makes my world spin!
I have been getting so many great customer quilts in lately. I have quilted modern, traditional and memory quilts the last few months. Please check out my page on facebook so you can see all the pretty tops in my machine almost every night. Nikkitty Quilts and Crafts 
I have numerous quilt projects in some sort of step toward completion.
I can't sew all the time,  I have 5 kids remember! Some how I have managed to fit in one more ME activity. Recently I was able to enjoy a great book.
The Waiting by Cathy LaGrow
This is one of those books that once you start reading it you don't want to put it down for any reason.  It is the story of Minka, a milkmaid in South Dakota in the early days of the 20th Century who as a young teenager is raped.  She is from a hard working, Christian family and when she finds she is pregnant, the only solution that seems viable is to send her away until the baby is born, adopt out the baby and then let her return to her life on the family farm.  Despite the fact that she is a victim of rape, she falls deeply in love with her baby and giving the baby up for adoption is the most gut-wrenching thing in her life and it changes her forever.  For many years, Minka remembers this child at every holiday and birthday and wonders where she is and what she is doing and what she looks like.  Minka eventually marries and has a couple of children by her husband but she still prays daily for that lost daughter.  Over the years, many changes occur and grandchildren and great-grandchildren come into her life and eventually both her siblings, her husband and her mother have all died and she is living alone in her 90s and still going strong.  That's when her miracle happens and that long-lost daughter's son gets curious, does some research and finds Minka.  The reunion is much more than either she or her daughter expected.  Now over 100 with a daughter in her 80s, she has doubled the size of her family with her daughter's six children and their children etc.  This is a true story and an amazing testimony of a mother's devotion to her child. 
This book is very well written and keeps you glued to the pages wanting to know what will happen next.  It is an extraordinary story of an extraordinary life.  The author is the granddaughter of Minka.
I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale for the purpose of reviewing it.  All opinions are my own and I did not receive any compensation for the review.

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