Until We All Come Home by Kim De Blecourt
Reviewed by Tara Norman
Genre: Christian, Nonfiction
Publisher: FaithWords (November 6, 2012)
Link to buy the book and note from the author: Until We All Come Home
Luke 15:4-6 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’”
Until We All Come Home is a true account of one family’s journey to complete the calling to adopt a little boy from Ukraine. When Kim De Blecourt and her husband are called to adopt, little did they realize the year long adventure they were about to endure as a family in Ukraine. As I read through the true account of this mother’s journey to bring her son home, I could not put her book down. I was emotionally drawn into her daily fight for her freedom and for her son.
Kim had to live in hiding with her son for several months in Ukraine. Alone and scared, Kim persevered the adoption of her son, never once thinking of leaving him behind. During the fight for her son, she was robbed, physically abused, lied to by doctors, arrested, and endured several health scares. Many throughout her journey told her to go home to be with her family and fight the battle from the United States. Others supported her and became lifelines to her and her son.
Throughout her battles God provided every time. Friends from years ago, strangers, and locals who followed her journey became providers of shelter, food, friendship, prayer and love. The absolute love and determination to bring her son home safely paralleled God’s love and determination to help her fulfill that goal. Deuteronomy 31:8, with God before me, who can be against me, constantly rang in my head as Kim would only return when they could all go home as a family. Her amazing heart felt journey and fight against a Soviet country and judicial system for one child was inspiring to me as a mother to four little ones. It spoke to me about the love and sacrifice we are instinctually given as mothers. This book is a must read for all mothers and aspiring mothers. Her story illustrates God’s endless love for us and what He will do to help one mother and one orphan through their battles until they all go home.
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*Review Copy Provided Kim De Blecourt
I received a copy of this book to review and help launch but was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations.