Thursday, March 26, 2009

"Silent Tears" by Kay Bratt

I am reading this book. It is an excellent read! I find myself not wanting to put it down. It gives me great insight into my own children's possible experiences in Ch*na. I think it is very insightful and respectful of the different cultures. It helped me to understand maybe why they do things differently in Ch*na. Although it does not offer any excuses for the abuse and neglect that went on within the orphanage.

Our little Anna was one of those cleft affected babies. In her referral it said she could not suck and the formula would dribble out of her mouth. Thank goodness after the first month they sent her to a foster family. Thank you Jesus! She is now a healthy little girl with a family that loves her dearly! I have heard many similar stories in Kay's book from our daughter, Sarah. I wasn't sure if they were true, now I know they are. I am so thankful she is home with us! 

Kay did something I could never do- pack up and move to Ch*na and make a difference in children's lives. The book makes me want to hug Sarah and Anna even tighter! 



3 comments:

Sally- That Girl! said...

Jean,

That was one of my favorite books and yet it is so difficult to read. Silent Tears and Bryson's grieving were the reasons we chose not to visit his orphanage. I felt like I would always be wondering if what they were telling me was the truth.

I feel it is very important for us to read even the hard stuff. We need to know it all, the good the bad and the ugly!

Lori said...

I will put that one on my list to buy. Sounds good.

I think I would sell everything and move to Ch*na in a heartbeat! Well, maybe.

Suzette said...

I recently had to sign a reading agreement for our adoption and really wondered which books would be best to read. Thanks for the information. This sounds very informative as we take this journey. If you don't mind my asking, since I am new to the international adoption scene, why do you and others write China with an *?