Sophora is a very educated and rich woman, she is married to Bender who is a doctor and a very unfaithful husband. Fed up with life and feeling depressed she decides she is going to run off to their Orient home on the river. As she has her stuff packed and ready to walk out the door, Bender appears at home and tells her he is dying of brain cancer. He says he wants to die at the Orient home and they are moving there. Sophora and Bender move to Orient. Their children make several visits with the grandkids and try to keep Bender comfortable. The story has other characters: one neighbor that digs holes in his backyard every night after dark and the kid next door (who is HIV positive) starts to hang out at the cottage with the family. The story is about learning to forgive, pray for everything, be very humble in every situation and the biggest lesson is love everyone no matter what they do to you because God is always with you and has a purpose for everything that happens.
The title of this book, is the true meaning of the story as you will have to read it to understand what I mean. (I can't tell you everything and I don't want to spoil it for anyone.) I would recommend this book to everyone, as it has the true meaning of how to show your love, how to give unconditional love and how God is in control of everything. It makes you realize it all belongs to God.
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