There is a place in between remembering and pretend, a place called Memory Valley. Sometimes when you’re there, what really is gets mixed-up with what was, and becomes what could be. And sometimes things that are lost or forgotten here get rediscovered there. You might meet a Do-Do bird! Or drive a model-T car!
Once something appears in Memory Valley it is there forever. Things can always be made new again, even if they are used up or destroyed. All that is needed is for someone to remember them. In Memory Valley both memory and imagination are very powerful. Besides, God never wastes anything. Especially a good idea.
In Memory Valley there lived a young dinosaur named Murt, who was always asking questions…
Momma had a Purple Nose!
My children are my inspiration, and my motivation. I wrote this book (Momma had a purple nose!) to help them deal with the effects of Cerebral Palsy in my life. This became more and more important to me as it became apparent that my disability was having significant effects on their lives as well as mine. I wanted to be the best that I could be—for them. When I fell short of what they needed, as parents often do, I had to learn to trust God and to feed on His faithfulness. My hope is that now that they too are parents, I can inspire them to do the same.
About the Author
Sheree McKewen lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with her husband Michael. Together they have three grown children and ten grandchildren. Sheree has always loved reading and understands that there is great power in the written word. Although her Christian faith has been a life-line to her, she realizes each person has their own journey to faith. Sheree’s faith journey began with the encouragement of her maternal grandmother Gertrude Stoehr. Sheree is simply continuing her grandmother’s legacy.
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