Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Watch Over Me
Her Rescue Might Be the Miracle They Needed Things like this don't happen in Beck County. Deputy Benjamin Patil is the one to find the infant girl, hours old, abandoned in a field. As police work to identify the mother, Ben and his wife, Abbi, seem like the obvious couple to serve as foster parents. But the newborn's arrival opens old wounds for Abbi and shines a harsh light on how much Ben has changed since a devastating military tour. Their marriage teeters on the brink and now they must choose to reclaim what they once had or lose each other forever.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Watch Over Me, go HERE
Our church is actively involved and helped begin a ministry here called The Christmas Village. It is a home for pregnant girls who want to keep their babies, but have no means or support to do that. My mind was never far from that ministry as I read this book.
I think I actually gasped out loud when Ben pulled the bag out of the bushes and found a baby just a few hours old. Just like most newborn babies wrap people around their fingers, this little baby wraps the story line around its new life.
Ben secret hopes this little baby can fill a void that is existing in his marriage when they are asked to foster the precious little girl. A young deaf man finds normalcy and a place to call home when he helps this overextended young couple keep up with their yard.
In the end, this is a beautiful story that shows that God truly watches over us.