On Mother's Day several years ago, my daughter, Sarah, gave me a book that she had made. Its words were so endearing, and each page was decorated with water-color pictures she painted.
Throughout the story she revealed the sweet mother-daughter relationship, which had developed during the challenges that faced us when she was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2003.
I was deeply touched by Sarah's gift, and now, eight years later, we have collaborated on a children's book. This book, A Life Sweetened by Fruit, includes Sarah's story about the "Fruits of the Spirit" as a prelude to a story I have written. It shares the ways God has worked in our lives, drawing our family closer to Him.
It is our earnest hope and prayer that this book will bring encouragement to children and their parents who are dealing with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
May God bless you with good health!