The crushing pain of seven years of unanswered prayer for a child. A miraculous adoption story, followed by unforeseen challenges and heartbreak.

Barbara Bras begins her memoir by sharing God's answer to her prayers and the difficult times that followed. Although God does not provide an easy fix, the intricacies of God's plans reveal themselves to her, and she relives her life in a new light. 

Bras then recounts the stories of her grandfather Arshag and her grandmother Gulle, survivors of the atrocities of Armenia in 1915. Arshag, sent to South America for his protection, returns as a soldier of the Armenian Legion to fight for his country. Gulle is the only member of her family to survive the death march into the desert. Through God's grace they find each other, marry and move to America in 1921. Bras is their first grandchild. 

The final section of the memoir follows Bras as she marries and moves to Hawaii, only to return as a single mother to teach school in a small town. It is there she finally realizes that God has provided her with protection and direction. Bras discovers that once we truly surrender our will to God, His plan always produces blessings beyond our wildest dreams!


"Beautifully written, this poetic narrative, with its unexpected twists and turns is a compelling argument for the benefits and rewards of a life of trust in God."  Walter Sava, Ph.D. Community Leader

"Barbara's  authenticity, caring and passion shine through  the moment you meet her. God has a plan and we are blessed, He provided us Barbara's humanity and spirit."  Kory Kogon,Global Productivity Practice Leader, FranklinCovey | Corporate

"Miracles don't come with guarantees, but Barbara's engaging memoir demonstrates that God's plan is amazingly greater than what we envision for ourselves. Every reader will connect with her powerful story!" ~Best Selling Author, Tom Bird