THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Monday, April 14, 2008

The Waiting Child by Cindy Champnella





Kelly from 'Katie's Antics' gave me this book to read. I read it while I was in Chicago on business 2 weeks ago. I could not put it down. Whenever I was in my hotel room, I was reading this book. It brought me to tears throughout the amazing true story. Jaclyn, the girl pictured above was adopted from an orphanage in China. While there, at the age of only 3, she had assumed the role of mother and protector to a small boy. After her adoption, she prayed daily and relentlessly entreated her mother to go back for this boy. This is the story of Jaclyn and "her baby" as she called him...Xiao Mei Mei.

18 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

I have this book and am almost done with it...
LOVE IT!!!!
Real tear jerker...
Have a Great Evening..
HUGS

Dolores and Shawn said...

I think I will go check it out. Looks like a good read.

Mob said...

Sounds like a good one. I can kind of tell how the story ends by the pictures. I'll have to check it out.

Michelle said...

What a wonderful story, thanks for sharing, I hope to read it!!

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

This was my first adoption book. I LOVED it!

Chelley said...

justed wanted you to know that I have been thinking of you and your fmaily alot to day!!

HUGZ!

Truly Blessed said...

Kimberley,

If you ever get the chance to hear Cindy tell this story -- GO! She goes into such detail.

I've been a bad blogger, but I certainly have been praying for your Grandma, and for wisdom for her doctors. I lost my only Grandma 14 years ago and I miss her all the time, so I'd like to see you keep yours!

Gail said...

Also have read this and loved it.
I highly recommend it too. :)

Margaret Miracle said...

I read this book as we waited for Lily to come home. I think it planted the seed for my current adoption. I am thinking it is time to pull it out and read it again. I just love a good book and this is one of the best.

GWEN OATSVALL said...

will have to get it ...love true stories of children and how they care for each other, how they survive, and how they change those around them ...

you have a shout out on my blog today ... i love ya girl ...

Sophie's Mom said...

Loved this book! It was an easy read, and I couldn't put it down. I got choked up about the hole in her nightgown... :(

Steffie B. said...

I heard about this too...remarkable!

Nancy said...

I too have read this book, and found that I couldn't put it down. I loved it, and cried all the way through it.
I would definately recommend it to anyone looking for a great book to read.

~Amy~ said...

I'm reading this book TOO!!!!!! I'm almost done and I LOVED it!! :)

Somewhere In The Sun said...

Just your description made me tear up! I think I will have to get this one!

~Lynn

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

I have not read this yet, but it sounds like a must have.

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I haven't read this book but the DVD we got from 'Great Wall' when we signed up there was an interview on there with Cindy and her husband... it was amazing... take care

Carolsnest said...

I spent the entire day reading this book from cover to cover andcouldn't put it down. I laughed and I cried. Such a beautiful story of love.