Things I Want Most The Extraordinary Story of a Boy's Journey to a Family of His Own

ISBN-10: 0553379763
ISBN-13: 9780553379761
Edition: Reprint 
Authors: Richard Miniter
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Description: The remarkable story of a couple who risked everything to open their home--and their hearts--to answer an abandoned child's wish. It was a small note buried in the file of a deeply troubled eleven-year-old boy--a plea for a normal life Rich and Sue  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

The remarkable story of a couple who risked everything to open their home--and their hearts--to answer an abandoned child's wish. It was a small note buried in the file of a deeply troubled eleven-year-old boy--a plea for a normal life Rich and Sue Miniter couldn't ignore: The Things I Want MOST: A family A fishing pole A familyThe Miniters heard in that simple note the voice of a frightened child who wanted what all children want and need: someone to love who would love them in return. So they brought Mike home to the cozy country inn they'd restored and managed in rural upstate New York. There, over the next year, they would try to make Mike's dream come true. But first they would have to work through the fear, anger, and distrust that accompanied this boy who had lived his whole life with the label "severely emotionally disturbed." For the biggest obstacle to Mike's happiness was Mike himself, who gave the Miniters every reason to give up but one--the power of love. When Richard and Sue Miniter decided to open their home--and their hearts--to a foster child, they couldn't imagine the frustrations and joys, the breakthroughs and setbacks, not to mention the emotional toll, that awaited them. Here is the remarkable true story of how their lives changed forever with their decision to answer an abandoned child's wish for THE THINGS I WANT MOST. --

Formerly editor of the weekly "Business Europe" column at The Wall Street Journal Europe, Richard Miniter is currently a freelance writer for the London Sunday Times. He resides in Brussels, Belgium

Preface
A family, a fishing pole, a family
Are you taking petey?
Visiting home
The honeymoon
I'm a baptist
Trooping the autumn colors
I don't do work
I can help
The initiation
The test
Snow and conflict
I never went to a real school
Broken glass, broken-paw, medicine man
Truth, goals, and an anniversary
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
About the Author

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