He’s a cloud-hopper with a dazzling smile. His beautiful eyes can win any woman’s love he chooses to grace with a gaze. He’s tough. He’s overcome nearly insurmountable challenges with few complaints. Women are enchanted by him. Men admire and emulate him.
His name is Micah. He’s 12-years-old, the last of his lineage and he’s dying.
Sandy Fogel has just begun her residency as a pediatric oncologist. Hates cancer. Loves kids. She’s on the verge of learning what happens when the professional line gets crossed and she ventures into the personal zone with a patient and their family, as well as allowing them into her own.
She’s met Micah, and he’s effectively wrapped his new doctor around his little heart-monitor.
In the span of a smile, Sandy’s fiancée is about to find out how many huge surprises can come from a bit of friendly competition with a sick 12-year-old.
From the moment Sandy picked up Micah’s chart, she’d unknowingly touched the catalyst that would bring both her and her fiancée to intersect with Micah. She has no idea that the boy is a supernatural pivot point that would change their lives forever, in ways they never dreamed of.
Money. Power. Brilliance. All of these things describe Ted Danforth, owner of Bastrop Corporation, an elite aeronautical engineering firm. Danforth built it from the ground up.
There is much about him that others admire, and many envy. But, there’s more to Danforth than his snazzy chauffeured car and the plush high-rise office granting the panoramic view of Gateway Arch and the big Mississippi.
Ted’s paid a high price for what he’s got. Getting to the top of his field wasn’t easy, and being at the top means he’s got the burden of everything under him sitting square on his broad shoulders. That includes the welfare of his business and the many employees who work in it. It also means making crucial decisions, securing contracts, circling competitors and consistent advance in research.
Of all the responsibilities Ted fields every day, the ones that are the most taxing and brutal, have nothing to do with his business. They’re the ones associated to living with a haunted and tormented soul.
Thomas Mitchell had been dedicated and diligent in achieving his goals to secure his future. He wanted a job that he loved, and paid him well enough to support a family. He wanted lots of kids. She wanted lots of kids.
The road to getting those things had been a long one, both physically and sometimes emotionally taxing, but, it had been worth it. All along the way, Thomas had prayed for guidance and God’s help to get where he wanted to go. God had responded and kindly delivered nearly everything Thomas had requested.
With college finally behind him, he was about to be offered the job dreams are made of from one of the most prestigious companies in his field. But, on the day his dream is to be made official, things went south, or perhaps flew east ...
Suddenly, with a smile, handshake, and offer of congratulations, Thomas is launched in a direction he never imagined or even wanted to go. Just that fast, everything he’d dreamed of achieving might require taking a sharp and painful turn in getting them and at the risk of great loss.
Sometimes a dream can make you. Sometimes it can break you.
Maggie had seen some storms. She’d struggled, gained ground and found happiness only to be broken again. Now she’s hanging on with all she’s got to get through another challenge that is rocking her world and bruising her heart.
Every time she sees him, she’s reminded of his dad. They look so much alike and have that same feisty and loving spirit. Just like his dad, Micah is always doing his best to look out for others, encourage everyone he interacts with.
Just like his dad, Micah is dying and breaking Sandy’s heart all over again.
How much loss can a person live with? When is too much seriously too much?
Often, every day, she’s sure she’s reached her limit. But, amazingly, through the pain, Sandy still smiles ... just like Micah.
Through her grief, Sandy is still kind to others ... just like Micah.
Just like Micah, the boy with the dazzling smile and awesome eyes. Just like Micah the chess-champion and cloud-hopper, the brave little boy who's so much like his dad, and in more ways than he realizes, like his grandfather, too.
His circumstances are the sort of tragic mix that many, many people findd themselves caught up in, all across the world, every single day. They're the sort of circumstances prayer is birthed from. They’re the sort that bring people to their knees, pressing their souls reach higher for the a kind of help that mankind and science can’t deliver. They're the sort that have to move over to make room for miracles.
Micah inspires people to pray. He inspires them to hope for something they can't see but that he's acutely aware of. He inspires them to have faith no matter what because he knows for sure it matters.
Micah the sick kid who's marching toward death’s door while sporting a smile of victory.
Micah, whose name means who is like God?
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Kim Kruise Thompson is also known to many of her fans as author, Sunnie Day. In this book she’s partnered with her brother, Kevin O. Kruise to produce this enchanting saga dedicated to their parents, Hershel and Dahlas Kruise.
Like their fathers, Kim and Kevin are both U.S. Army veterans, as is Kim’s husband, Roy, with their tradition of service extending to their children as well.
Kevin served more than 20 years in the U.S. Army and is currently serving in a civilian capacity with the U.S. Army Operational Test Command at Fort Hood, Texas.
Kim became a full-time writer and business partner with Roy after retiring from 18 years spent in nursing. You can get further acquainted with her literature and family business via the veterans' honors section of flashPress. (Link's embedded for you.)
It isn’t often we’re graced with the combined talent of siblings, producing such beautifully soul-moving work together in the literary field and I hope you’ll please take the opportunity to check out this fantastic story that will stir your heart over and over.
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