Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on November 30, 2017
My goodness, I love this book!!!! My daughter passed away in 2016, she was adopted, the youngest of our four children by 13 years, the only girl, and our only brown skinned child. She was ADORED!!! We loved Sya with all of ourselves, and she loved us back just as complete. What a joy she was! She was born with a heart defect but was placed in our care as a perfectly healthy newborn. We soon realized how sick she was and she had heart transplant at 20 months old. At 6 1/2 she suffered a severe rejection and passed away at 7 years old, unexpectedly. I don't know how I came across this book, but it was the illustrations that caught my eye. I never found many books with brown skinned little girls to read to her...so I looked at this one....I loved the sample text I read and as I read it...I knew I was going to buy it for my youngest niece and nephew...Sya's cousins and best friends. Also adopted....they would not be a part of my brothers family had it not been that Sya was a part of ours. God willing, One day they will grow up and perhaps they will,have questions regarding their adoption, perhaps my girl would have too. I would have read this book to her again and again if she were still here. When I read the part about the dancing....and heaven declaring "you were made in Gods image" I cried. My girl loved to dance and we played a video at her funeral of her dancing and dancing dancing, alone...and She was so full of joy in it. I imagine God was smiling as He watched her, as He smiles at her now that she is home with him.
I was planning on giving this book to my niece and nephew for Christmas but as soon as it came and I read it, I took it to them. I love it! I plan on buying more to give as gifts to her classmates!!!