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Transplanted from a reservation in South Dakota to the
rolling hills of Southern Ohio, Lena Catcher must make a
life for her family after her father's debilitating
the name Cedar Woman, after an extraordinary incident at age seven, she
exhibits the strength and fortitude prophesied by her paternal
grandmother, as she builds a life for herself and those she loves.
with her to Columbus, Ohio as she rebuilds her life, and the lives of
her family. Join her in the sweat lodge as she follows Zitka Mine to
the fifth step of the edge of the world to find her father's soul.
Follow her to powwow where she meets her half side, and works toward her
goal of establishing the first Central Ohio Native American restaurant
in the nearby suburb of Westerville.
Cedar Woman is a powerful book filled with courage, romance and the beliefs,
ceremonies and language of the Lakota Sioux. You will not be able to
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Born with cleft lip and palate,
Christopher waited for six days until an adoptive family was found
for him. Finally placed in the loving arms of his joyous parents,
he now faced a new challenged: multiple surgeries.
Read in his own words his memories of
growing up with a deformity, his fight to overcome several
learning differences, his delight in being adopted, and his
incredible love for the lake on which he was raised.
Just Chris is more than just a
book. It is a journey through a young man’s memories of growing
up and being simply, and beautifully...
All kids should
follow their dreams, and don’t let others tell you that you
can’t do it, even if you have learning differences. Focus,
work hard, and say to yourself “There’s nothing you can do to
by: Christopher Shiveley Welch
It isn't often that I am
privileged to review a book written by a youth, and I was very honored
to be asked to review his latest book. "Just Chris," is a work
that will capture your heart, and certainly give you more than the
title implies. In this book you will meet Christopher Shiveley Welch,
who is one remarkable young boy. Christopher came into this world with
physical problems, born to a mom who just was not able to care for
this new soul. However, there was a couple who had been believing for
the child of their heart, and as Christopher writes in his book, God
gave him to them.
Christopher takes us on his
journey from settling into his new home to his present time. He opens
his heart to the reader. He tells of the love that covered him, the
struggles he encountered in his schooling, the pain of his many
surgeries to make him acceptable in the eyes of our society, and life
in general. Chris speaks of friendships, mentors in his life,
emotional struggles and miraculous victories. His story is simple, but
complex. It is heart tugging and at times amusing, yet always laced
with innocence and truth. I liked that.
I believe after reading
his story there were several things impressed upon me. One, Chris is
a young boy who faced many insurmountable obstacles in life, but
through each one he found new hope, and determination to continue
on. If I was watching this unfold in a movie, there certainly would
have been times that I would have given him a standing ovation.
I also feel that he knows
how special he is. He understands that every person comes from the
heart of God and has their own purpose on this earth. No one is a
throw away person, and because of his wonderful upbringing, and what
he has already overcome, he sees the world and those in it as very
special. That in itself is a rare gift.
"Just Chris," is more than a
boy telling of his life. It is a story that surely will bring
encouragement to many who face challenges, feel worthless due to some
physical handicap, or face rejection in any way. It is a story of hope,
courage and steadfast love. I believe Christopher has an exciting life
ahead of him, and he will fly to heights that even he cannot imagine
at this time. A great read, from a great young man.
MidWest Book Review
Suitable for all ages, this poignant story explains
what it means to be adopted in a
loving, spiritual way.
We walk many paths
which lead us to
the major decisions
we make throughout
our lifetime. Read
how one mother’s journey
child abuse and loneliness
brought her to
The Adoption of