When you are in need of a dose of inspiration or could use a little pick-me-up, I highly recommend the “Small Miracles” series by Yitta Halberstam and Judith Leventhal. These two women are collectors of tales of extraordinary coincidence - of miracles. For mothers, I especially recommend Small Miracles for Women.
Each time I read one of the short stories in this book, I gasp. I am in awe. I can’t believe it. I have to share the story with someone else because it is too amazing not to tell. Like the story of the bank teller who just happened to be working at a particular branch and at the right teller station when a woman came in to cash a forged check - the teller’s check. The thief had taken the box of checks from the women’s front doorstep that very morning after she had already left for work. There were 35 other banks in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and several other teller stations that the thief could have wound up at.
I recommend the “Small Miracles” books for moms because they are short stories and easy to read. You can pick it up and put it down as often as you need to (and you will need to if you have children). You can’t help but feel warm and fuzzy inside, inspired, or motivated to look for your own life’s miracles.
One woman who shared her story for Small Miracles for Women told of the time she was pregnant and traveling to her parents for a holiday visit. She had recently been to her doctor who told her that everything looked great for the expected arrival in six weeks. The woman - Peggy - was on an empty country road when she went into labor. Hard and fast it came. Driving became difficult. Panic set in. There was nothing around.
She finally came to the outskirts of her parent’s rural town. There was a new development with four houses, all with lights on. She had taken off her shoes and pulled her pants down, ready to deliver her baby in her car. As she ran toward the houses, she prayed for her deceased grandmother to guide her.
She didn’t know why, but she headed for the last house. When she pounded on the door, an elderly man was reluctant to open the door. But, his wife opened the door, saw what was happening and beckoned to her daughter who was sleeping upstairs. The daughter happened to be a nurse. The baby was six weeks early and breech, but everything turned out in the end.
This is an example of the miraculous tales told in the Small Miracles for Women book.
The books are small, easy to slide into your purse or diaper bag. Just be aware - you may end up ignoring your family’s needs because you must read just one more story before you put it down.
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I chose to write a review of this book on my own accord. It is so fabulous, how could I not share it with you?