My dear friends and readers,
Please excuse this commercial interruption of your regular reading.
If you enjoy reading my blog, you will LOVE reading my book!
The Apple Tree: Raising 5 Kids With Disabilities and Remaining Sane
Authored by Linda Petersen
(Review by Dawn Raffel from Readers Digest:)
Her story begins not with her children but with her own childhood spent traveling the country in the backseat of her parents’ car (her perpetually restless dad had post-traumatic stress disorder from WWII), often with very little money and few provisions. Where someone else might have seen deprivation and isolation, Petersen viewed her unusual childhood with a sense of wonder and gratitude. After marrying young and giving birth to a son who was legally blind (and who went on to earn a PhD on full scholarship), Petersen and her husband adopted four more special needs children and fostered many others. Each child has their own special story about overcoming tremendous physical and emotional difficulties in order to be able to succeed and enjoy life. Her honesty, wit, and terrific storytelling make this a book you want to read rather than one you feel you should read.
The link to the book:
Thanks sooooo much! Happy reading!
Comments on: "“If You Look for the Goodness in Your Children, Good Things Will Happen”" (29)
Great news, Linda! Your book was beautiful as an e-book, so will be even more beautiful in “real life”. I wish you lots of success, and will tweet wildly 🙂
Thank you so much for your support, (and for buying the e-book!)
I already read your book and loved it!
Thank you so much for the endorsement!
You’re welcome! I meant it.
Congratulations! I will definitely be reading!
Congratulations! I’m so happy for you. (And a great Mother’s Day gift besides.)
Congratulations!! I need to get your book!
Congratulations and best wishes on great success!
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Hooray Hooray! I have your e-book, but will buy your print book to give to family and friends. It is at the top of my list of all time favorite books.
Just ordered 4 books. Will order more in the future as gifts.
I am sooooooo excited. Thank you so much!
I love reading the stories of this family through the words of a very funny and saintly mother. I have followed your blog for a few years and as a special ed teacher, I can honestly say “you are AMAZING and a WONDERFUL person. I might work long hours preparing and making sure my students are prepared the best I can; however as much as I truly love them and have thought about fostering some of them, I know at the end of the day I’m done till tomorrow. That maybe selfish but Linda is a SPECIAL PERSON!! I can’t wait to purchase your book!!
Thank you for your kind words, however, it is teachers like you that have made my life extra easy!
What an amazing achievement – well done! And I’ve no doubt your writing will inspire and support so many people …
Congratulations! I just finished purchasing five copies–one for us and each of our children. Yes, I read the e-book, but I want a “real” copy, and I want my kids to read it, too!
Thank you! I greatly appreciate it!
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After marrying young and giving birth to a son who was legally blind (and who went on to earn a PhD on full scholarship), Petersen and her husband adopted four more special needs children and fostered many others. This book is the story of their journey.
On my list of need to read’s.
Such fantastic news. Congratulations to you!!
I also have the e-book, but it’s frustrating not to be able to pass it on to others, so I’m ordering a hard copy too – or three!
Yes, I had done an e-book, but everyone wanted a hard copy!
The book was just published this week. It will be available “everywhere” at Barnes and Noble,
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How very true.