#51 Like a Dendelion Dust

Bestselling author Karen Kingsbury delivers a powerful new novel about two parents’ love for their child and the surprising lengths they will go to keep their family together.

Jack and Molly Campbell enjoyed an idyllic life in their small hometown outside Atlanta with their adopted 4-year-old, Joey. Then they receive the phone call that shatters their world: a social worker delivers the news that Joey’s biological father has been released from prison and is ready to start life over–but with his son. When a judge rules that Joey must be returned to his father, the Campbells, in a silent haze of grief and utter disbelief, watch their son pick a dandelion and blow the feathery seeds into the wind. Struggling with the dilemma of following the law, their hearts, and what they know to be morally right, the Campbells find that desperation leads to dangerous thoughts. What if they can devise a plan? Take Joey and simply disappear…LIKE DANDELION DUST.

This book by Karen Kingsbury, a Christian author, was chosen by my book club and I throughly enjoyed reading it and I can’t wait to see the movie that they made based on the story.

It is indeed painfully hard for a mother to decide between keeping the child with her and doing what’s best for the child even if that means sending her own child away. Adoption is so common these days and I can see the proof of it every Sunday by watching little precious adopted kiddos running around at our church with bright smiles. However, because it’s so common, sometimes we overlook the pain that comes with adoption and all the emotions and hardships people go through. Yes, the joy that springs from adopting a precious life is totally worth the pain and difficulties, I’m sure, but it made me think a little deeper….

My husband and I hope and pray that we’ll be privileged and blessed to have the opportunity of adoption one day and I pray for that little precious life to be in God’s plan for us….

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