My family parentage is Dutch.
My dad came over on a boat, my mom I think on a plane (can’t recall for sure). Dad was a child, mom an adult.
My hubby’s mom came over a boat. She came as a child with her family.
Working was a part of a their lives since they were young. Life was hard.
So when a friend of mine told me she wrote a book about her early life coming to Canada and the various things they want through. How God’s grace was shown in her life I asked if I could please read it and if I liked it, could I put it on my blog.
She ever so graciously gave me a copy. 🙂
I know I’ve reviewed this book before, but I had a quiet snowed-in Sunday afternoon and thought I’d read it again. 🙂 AND I can’t find the old review so there yah go.
27 chapters. Leading from coming over on the boat through to life as a teen and then as a married woman, whose husband became a pastor. Through childhood troubles, the joys and sorrows of being strangers in a new land, wild acting horses, not being able to speak and through it all.. the grace of God manifest throughout.
135 pages of immigrant history and seeing God in action. To see a person healed when she needed surgery to remove polyps around her throat preventing speech. The surprise of the everyone involved in the case.
It’s a good read that helped me to understand some of what my heritage, some of what my people went through in their hopes of a better life. It was good to see faith in action and the promises of God seen in real life.
If you are interested in learning more about where to get this book, let me know. I will put you in contact with Greta Zwaan the author. Selling for about $12 the last I heard.