The Waiting

The Waiting

The True Story of A Lost Child, A Lifetime of Longing, and A Miracle for A Mother Who Never Gave up

Book - 2014
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An unforgettable true story that will touch your heart and make you believe in love's enduring legacy, and in the power of prayer. In 1928, 16-year-old Minka was on a picnic in the woods when she was assaulted and raped. And suddenly this innocent farm girl--who still thought the stork brought babies--was pregnant. The baby was secretly born, named Betty Jane, and given up for adoption. For decades, Minka wrote letters trying to get news of her daughter; she kept loving and praying for her, even though she never dared believe they would meet again. Until nearly eighty years later, when Minka whispered her secret, impossible prayer for the first time: Lord, I'd like to see Betty Jane before I die. I promise I won't bother her or interrupt her life. I just want to lay eyes on her. Unbeknownst to Minka, that very same day, a judge was releasing the sealed adoption records to her 77-year-old daughter. And soon, Minka's phone would ring. Written by Cathy LaGrow (Minka's granddaughter), The Waiting brings three generations of this most unusual family together over the course of a century to tell a story of faith that triumphs, forgiveness that sets us free, and love that never forgets.
Publisher: [Carol Stream, Illinois] :, Tyndale Momenutm, an imprint of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.,, [2014]
ISBN: 9781414391908
Characteristics: viii, 323 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Coloma, Cindy 1970-


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Sep 15, 2017

One of the most incredible stories I've ever read. I was absolutely engulfed and moved. Highly recommend!

Apr 19, 2016

This is a LOVE story! The love of a mother for her child. A child that she must give up due to the society, time and circumstances of the birth. The mother vows to NEVER forget her baby and keeps her promise. Throughout her life she loves and prays for her child even though she has absolutely no contact. She waits 80, yes 80, years to see her daughter again. The love of this family is palpable! The book was written by the subject's granddaughter and is a fitting tribute to an amazing woman. Wonderful first book!

Oct 07, 2015

Amazing wonderful story. Lots of wonderful detail and human interest. Heart-warming without being saccharine--author just lets the story tell itself and that is more than enough.

circlesquare May 23, 2015

Meticulously researched true story reads as easily as a historic novel. Beautiful story of hope, faith and a love that spans decades. So gratifying that Minka lived to see the whole story to completion.

Jul 27, 2014

Such a beautiful story. Well worth the read.

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