What I desired to do was to use the grandmother to inspire faith hope and love into her family. One who loves her family and desires nothing but the best. She sees how her daughter, who is a wonderful mother to her granddaughter, is struggling emotionally, and her daughters, anger and emotions are effecting Sassay. I wanted to show how the wisdom and love from grandmother is helping her family heal through her faith and belief in God.
I often say this book is a different kind of family story, yet one that most families may never discuss in public, but so many experience in private. Often we read and hear the wonderful testimonies about the determination and the sacrifice of strong women, that alone has guided her family, kept them together, loved them, taught them and helped them flourish into all they can be. Here, we have all of that and more! We have a grandmother speaking faith and the love of God, into the heart of her grandchild. So faith is now planted in her granddaughter’s heart, and is growing into an even stronger belief as she begins to understand and discover who God is in her own young life.
Growing up Sassafras is about desiring the best for your child, for every child. It is about wanting our children to experience the love, care, and support of parents and their family. It is also about desiring hope and healing for every child! Sassay’s faith matters, it counts too! She can now see how to use the faith she has, and the hope in God, and can continue trusting and believing for what she desires to see happen for her family.
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