It would be impossible to keep track of all the people that we encounter during the course of a lifetime; however, the few that affect and change us forever could be counted on the fingers of one hand. There are people such as those depicted within this book. There are a lot of people whose stories are told here: their lives, their times, and their fate, but there was one who changed everyone around her without ever trying. An Angel is born spans the course of nearly seven decades, and looks back at a time when things were simpler yet not always better.
If you are nostalgic you’ll reminisce, if you are a parent you will appreciate, if you are spiritual you will be sustained, and if you have a heart you will be forever moved. Their lives, their world, their future lay before them sweet and dying… Angel’s parents sat at her bedside holding her hand and whispering sacred words of encouragement with agonizing thoughts of farewell. Then a voice from the Holy Firmaments of heaven spoke to them saying, ”You are now separated…”
…a story about how generations shaped by the unique demands of Appalachia helped one kid to thrive against all odds.
An Angel Is Born is much more than a story about the life and death of an amazing girl with special needs. Nostalgic, honest, and moving, this is a contemplative history of how every life–and every death–adds its own thread to the tapestry of a family and community.