Balloon Wishes by Regina Puckett

Regina Puckett
By Regina Puckett February 23, 2013 14:27

Balloon Wishes by Regina Puckett

Summary:

Balloon Wishes is the sequel to If Love was Enough. A dying solider’s last wish is for someone to tell his wife how much he loved her, and how much he wanted to be there for the birth of their baby. Jacob loses his leg, his faith and faces the dilemma of how to keep the dead Marine’s last request without hurting the grieving widow all over again.

God’s plan brings them together by using the faith of a child’s innocent wish for his mother.

The author has rated this book G (all ages).

Excerpt:

As soon as the older man disappeared into a nearby booth, Jacob released the pent-up sigh. It was hard to believe just how nervous he was about meeting all of the kids and their parents. This job was his first paid teaching position since receiving his degree in education, and it was overwhelming to be thrown into the school’s activities before the school term had even began. When Mr. Lincoln had approached him earlier in the week about working the fair, Jacob had not felt, at that time, as if he was in any position to turn down the request. It had been the principal’s belief that with him working at the fair it would be a good way of unofficially introducing himself to the community, since school wasn’t scheduled to begin for another two weeks.

The job at Rockford High School was for him to teach three classes of advanced History and the rest of the day would be filled with his duties for the head football position. The move and job was the beginning of a brand new life for him. It wasn’t exactly how he had planned on his future to be, but life had a way of turning on a dime, so here he was at thirty years old starting a third career. After rehab, Jacob had been at a complete at a loss about what he was going to do with his life, since losing a leg to an exploding roadside bomb during his last mission in Iraq. It had taken most of the years since to come to terms with how much his life had been changed by that explosion. He not only had to learn to live with the loss of his leg, but he also had to learn how to live with the horrible memories of the soldiers he had been unable to save on that hot, sandy roadside.

One soldier in particular still haunted his dreams every night. In the quiet moments of the day and night Jacob could still hear him pleading for God to let him live. All the dying man had wanted from God was to be able to return home to see his wife again and to see his son being born. After the young Marine grew hoarse from screaming, he had whispered to everyone within hearing range, begging them to tell his wife how much he loved her and the baby.

Copyright© Regina Puckett. All rights reserved.

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