August 6, 2008

Silent Tears


I've never written a book review before, but this morning I posted a review on Amazon's website for Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in A Chinese Orphanage. When I came home from work yesterday, the book was with the mail. As soon as I put my daughters to bed, I tore into it. At 1:30am, my husband wondered why our light was still on. I couldn't stop reading. My own silent tears flowed down my cheeks all night long. Kay Bratt is an amazing writer. This is a must read for parents adopting from China. I now have a much better understanding on some of the behavior that Josie displayed when she first came to our family. I'm so proud to be her mother. She is an amazingly resilient child and we are so blessed to have had the opportunity to adopt her.


7 comments:

Nicole said...

I will definitely put this book at the top of my list... thanks for sharing.

Tammy said...

Thanks for the recommendation! I just ordered it from Amazon.

Tammy

Caroline said...

I recently read a very negative review of this book on another post. Thank you for sharing your experience and recommendation. I am looking forward to reading it and chiming in! We will be thinking about Josie all day tomorrow (big day in childcare!), but know she will do great. xoxo, Caroline

The Young's said...

I would love to read this book. Even thought Sadie wasn't in the orphanage but for 10 days...I know she was exposed to alot. I am SO grateful for her foster family. Thanks for recommending this book. I LOVE to read, and I believe we can never learn enough to help us understand where our precious girls came from!!! Thanks!!! Have a great day tomorrow!! Thinking of you guys!!!
Love ya,
Buffi

Nikki said...

I think someone else mentioned this on our agency's board.
Sound amazing and I will definitely put it on my list. (with Lili being in an orphanage for FOUR AND 1/2 YEARS, I'm sure it'll put a lot of things into perspective)
Thanks for the tip!

Mike and Barb said...

Ordered!
Thanks for the recommendation!
Wow, where did you get that picture of Josie??? That's such a "daily life" picture of her, you don't see very many like that coming from China! How special!
Love, Barb

Anonymous said...

Thank you Kim for sharing your wonderful comments
Gisella