The Family Nobody Wanted

Helen Doss does a superb job of highlighting the adventures and growth of their family in her enthralling narrative. She had always longed for a little family of her own but as time showed that biological children were not a possibility, she and her minister husband adopted a baby boy…and then ELEVEN more children through a series of hilarious and unexpected events. What makes this story even more intriguing is that the book was published in 1954, which means that they picked their children up from orphanages, racism was rampant, babies were fed pablum, wash machines were not a given and they fit all 12 children in their station wagon. Talk about a perspective shift! And yet somehow what is most important in a family remains timeless.

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Aloha! This blog is a window into the active mind of a wife, mother, woman and individual. I may be busy every moment of every day, but I still have time to think. Many seasons have blossomed and faded within my life, and this blog has endured through all of them. It is safe to say that my writing has matured because of them. I hope that you will be inspired to think in fresh ways as you read my writing. To Jesus be all the glory.
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1 Response to The Family Nobody Wanted

  1. Family is a gift from God to us, I think. I most certainly do thank Him for mine


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