||Why We Are a Family
Over 54,000 copies soldExcerpt:
Jill came into my life and brought with her a wonderful family of her own. Not only did I gain the benefit of falling in love and being loved in return, I gained a new extended family, one that welcomed me from the start and continues to extend sincere affection to me. I also gained the opportunity to have an important role in another young girl's life, to be a father figure for my wife's child, Linley. Meagan gained a stepsibling and the chance to know firsthand the love, fun, and trust that I share with all of mine. I now have a house that seems to never be empty. I wake up each morning happy to embrace my duties to these three women. I take great pleasure in readying the day for them and in the playful banter we share as each makes her morning appearance. I go to bed grateful that this blessing has come into my life, that I get to be both husband and father, that I have a family. That in our house, we have submitted to love's gravity, and it pulls us closer together, day after day.Reader Reviews:
"I just received a copy of your book and plan to give it to my parents. I am the oldest of 12 children and share a unique and wonderful immediate family of 78 members, with 2 more on the way. It reflects so many of the things that our family shares. It's almost like you were a fly on the wall at our family parties! Most of us live within a 2 or 3 mile area of our parents and happily spend lots of time together. I truly enjoy your wonderful books and have ordered several as gifts for new Moms and Dads."
"I'm a 35 year old woman and the youngest of five siblings. This Christmas I wanted to get each of my siblings a gift, something truly coming from the depth of my heart. Your book was that perfect family gift I was searching so hard to find. I read it that evening and it brought tears to my eyes. I've added some personal touches to the books by adding pictures of our family life together, a sort of personal family album, and some other little personal sayings here and there. I know our family will cherish it forever."