Of Moments and Miracles: A Collection of Ordinary People's Extraordinary Stories

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Dog Ear Publishing, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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If you are likely to be offended by that four letter word, the "F" word, and believe that the word "God" should not to appear in the same story as "that" word, then this book might be offensive to you. These stories are about life's realities; the good and bad, the beautiful and ugly, the cowardly and courageous, joy and pain, tragedy and optimism; in essence, the human condition. Mostly, it is filled with love, hope, and faith in their actions, not simply the words. It is about ordinary people, people just like you, ordinary heroes, who live their lives without public recognition, never really knowing how their daily perseverance and their courageous attitude inspires and lifts the spirit and burdens of their fellow human beings.
Lupe Mirelez was born in California's fertile San Joaquin Valley. She grew up surrounded by proud, hard-working people who cultivated and harvested the valley's bountiful varieties of delicious fruits, grapes, nuts and vegetables. Against this backdrop of people, colors, flavors and spiritual faith, she developed her razor-sharp senses. She has an ability to use her senses to see beyond the obvious and to hear beyond the spoken word. She is a practicing registered nurse with a focus on caring for critically ill children. Her ability has been a major part of her nursing success. Her writing reflects a perspective inspired by the people and the children who have touched her life throughout her long career. Her stories are inspired by people's simplicity, their unwavering determination, unflinching courage, and their steadfast belief in a better tomorrow. She presently practices nursing in Visalia, California, where she cares for premature newborn infants. She lives in Selma, California.
 

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Contents

Randys Unguarded Moments
1
Olgas Promise Ding May
31
Commitment
72
Till Death Do Us Part
103
The Color of Humanity
109
Ml I Have to Offer You is Hope
121
Grandma Cuca
133
ALICE
210
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