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Snapshots of Heaven--†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¡--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚®
40 Funny, Profound, Real-Life Stories About Children

Michael Wells
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Through a series of touching warm-hearted short stories, the book takes the reader through one father'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢--‚¢Ã

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Moments that Live'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¦Forever!

The children in our lives give us more than they will ever know. The scope of their hopes and dreams leaves us humbled and awed. Every antic, every question, every conversation, carries the power to make us recognize what is truly important in this life. Too often, we miss these moments of truth and beauty. We fail to recognize them for what they really are: glimpses of heaven before our time.

What'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢s Your Snapshot of Heaven?

These 'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚¦'‚'‚¬Ã…âₓkid moments'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬? can be captured in time and assembled like a scrapbook labeled Snapshots of Heaven. That'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢s the premise behind this remarkable and heartwarming collection of real-life stories about children. From shenanigans with shaving cream to a simulated Super Bowl in the back yard, each story springs from author Michael Wells'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢ day-to-day encounters with his own kids. Unscripted and unexpected, these 'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚¦'‚'‚¬Ã…âₓsnapshots'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬? are familiar all the same. You'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢ll laugh, you cry, you'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢ll catch your breath in recognition of moments you yourself have shared with a child.


Heaven'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢s mirror can be seen through every child'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢s eyes. If you want to, if you care enough, and if you let yourself go, you will feel heaven. Children write us real love letters, smother us with chocolate kisses, and surround our souls with hugs that take us to heaven and back before our time.
During the summer of 2001, my wife, Laure, and I took our kids, Jeremy and Jenna, on a family vacation to California. On those spectacular beaches, the unexpected happened. Snapshots of Heaven was born. What began as a usual family adventure to the beach, ended with a magic carpet ride around the moon and a chairlift to the stars. As I watched my kids run without a worry through the sand and seaweed, laughing and enjoying life without care, I could not only see, but also live what I had never lived before.
Children are really angels in disguise, teaching us lessons of love if we listen. The sad thing is most of us are too busy building our empires or fighting for the prize to even notice. To our surprise, just when we are planning the next trip to the park or adventure to the zoo, suddenly without warning, they turn fifteen and no longer want to go! We may shush them a hundred times to lessen their noise while they ride upon our shoulders, only to yearn twenty years later for one more shush.
As adults, when we end our day on the battlefield, after we'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢ve dealt with a thousand bottom lines, what probably matters most are the precious, fleeting moments we share with our children. They unlock our adult vault of cynicism and fears, and strip us of all our inhibitions. The initials of Snapshots of Heaven (S.O.H.) also mean children save our hearts every day. When we kiss them good night and close the lights, we rediscover why we work so hard.
In some inexplicable way, a child'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢s magic seems to be their ability to bring us way back, to when we were like them and free. If God intended us to have a heart, children must have been the reason.
This book is the wakeup call we all need to cherish those treasures in our midst. It features forty funny, profound, real-life stories of children.
I hope you enjoy the book. More importantly, enjoy your own 'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚¦'‚'‚¬Ã…âₓSnapshots of Heaven.'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬? Hold them close. Laugh with them. Never stop saying, 'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚¦'‚'‚¬Ã…âₓI love you.'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬? And remember, while you laugh, while you play, and while you love, time is always waiting around the corner.

Write your Own Snapshot of Heaven

After each section in the book you will find a special place. Choose to glue a snapshot or just record your personal snapshot of heaven story.

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'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚¦'‚'‚¬Ã…âₓChildren do say the darndest things. In this book, those sayings will melt your heart and inspire your soul. A timeless book dedicated to parents and children everywhere.'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬?
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'€šÂ¬Ã…¡Ã‚¬--¢â‚¬Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…" Connie Dee, M.D., Pediatrician and Mother of two
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚¦'‚'‚¬Ã…âₓSnapshots of Heaven is a must read for parents everywhere. Its
joy-filled stories capture the beauty of children and their undeniable influence on our lives unlike any book I'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢ve ever read.'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬?
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'€šÂ¬Ã…¡Ã‚¬--¢â‚¬Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…" Dick Bruso, Founder, Heard Above the Noise
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚¦'‚'‚¬Ã…âₓMichael, thank you for sharing your wonderful stories! I not only enjoyed them as a parent, but also as a second grade teacher. I know the potential of children as writers, and I am thrilled to tell you that I have shared several of your 'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚¦'‚'‚¬Ã…âₓsnippets'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬? of life to inspire my children as writers. They especially enjoyed, 'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚¦'‚'‚¬Ã…âₓThe Shaving Cream Blizzard.'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬? Thanks again for sharing your gift of writing not only with me but with my 2nd grade students.'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬?
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'€šÂ¬Ã…¡Ã‚¬--¢â‚¬Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…" LeaAnn Allmendinger, 2nd grade teacher, Colorow Elementary, Colorado
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚¦'‚'‚¬Ã…âₓMichael Wells superbly captures the priceless joy our children bring us. My kids are grown now but the memories we shared are an indelible part of me. Wells'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢s book brought back so much that we shared as a family; it also brought smiles and happy tears. Thank you.'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬?
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'€šÂ¬Ã…¡Ã‚¬--¢â‚¬Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…" David Weist, Deputy Chief/Administration (retired), West Metro Fire Authority

'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚¦'‚'‚¬Ã…âₓSnapshots of Heaven will touch your heart. You will love reading it and afterwards, keep it nearby. Then, on those days where it seems all your kids can do is have tantrums and make a mess, take this book off the shelf and open it to any page. Let it remind you of what really matters in life; and the joy and wonder that children bring to us.'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬?
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'€šÂ¬Ã…¡Ã‚¬--¢â‚¬Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…" Rita Emmett, author of The Procrastinator'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢s Handbook and The Procrastinating Child

'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚¦'‚'‚¬Ã…âₓMichael'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢s book is a gentle reminder that we need not go further than our children to rediscover what'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢s really important.'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬?
James B. Levine, CEO, Childhood Resources, author of The Privilege of Parenting

'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚¦'‚'‚¬Ã…âₓAn outstanding and unforgettable celebration of the special love we get from children.'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬?
Pamela Papola, M.D., FAAP Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician and Mom

'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚¦'‚'‚¬Ã…âₓMichael Wells gives all of us magic vision, letting us see eternity in a brief moment with a child.'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬?
Rabbi Leigh Lerner

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ISBN: 0973796502
ISBN(13-digit): 9780973796506
Copyright: 2005
Dewey Decimal: 158
Library of Congress: 2005930377
Book Publisher: Cameo Publications, LLC
Language: ENG
Binding: Perfect
No. of Pages: 192
Paper Weight (lb): 60#
Acid Free Paper: Yes

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