As a young, newlywed couple awaits the arrival of their ﬁrstborn son, they never could have expected hearing the outcome that their little Joshua has an incurable condition. In My Beloved Son, you are invited to re-trace the perilous journey that the Chen family has had in raising Joshua from infancy to late childhood. However, courage triumphs all even in the darkest hour. With all the passions, joys, and sorrows intertwined in the midst of their journey, you will see how the Chen family beats all kinds of obstacles, while God is always watching over them with His protection and love.
My Beloved Son 2nd Edition is a re-published biographical fiction novel from mother-and-son duo Lydia and Joshua Chen.
Targeted Age Group:: All ages
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
To tell the story of a brave young woman who has to raise her son, who was born with cerebral palsy. Part fiction, part memoir…this story is based on true events
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The characters of Christina and Eric were self-inspired, and my children, Joshua and Deborah. We have changed the names of other characters to protect their identities (physicians, lawyers and school teachers); while others are real.
1 | A Miracle Is Coming
Palo Alto, California
An eight-foot-tall glittering Christmas tree stood in the hallway of a prestigious hospital. Wrapped in red, silver, and golden garlands, it was an awe-inspiring sight to passers-by as one heard “The Christmas Song” echoed over the telecom.
“Ah, Christmas is here!” Lucy, a young, brown-eyed woman working at a nurse station nonchalantly said as she discussed her holiday plans with a fellow co-worker Amanda. “I hope my husband George will buy me that beautiful necklace I just absolutely adore when we visit his relatives in Utah,” Judy, a woman with golden hair in a bright red sweater exclaimed.
“I can’t believe Christmas is almost here,” Lucy quickly chirped.
Their cheerful laughter filled the air. There was, however, another woman with dark brown hair and pale skin sitting on the bench across from the nurse station who was clearly not into the holiday spirit. Her hair was all frizzled and messy, giving her such a disheveled appearance that looked like she had not brushed her hair in
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days. She was sorrowfully crestfallen, her eyes gazing hopelessly at the endless windowpanes, her dress was wrinkled and drenched in her tears. “What could have happened to her?” people would quietly whisper as they slowly walked on by her.
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