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When a single mother with terminal cancer asks an oncology nurse to look after her son, neither can imagine what God has in store. This is the heartwarming story of how two very different women with two very different paths were brought together for one very special purpose. Oncology nurse Tricia Seaman and her family were hoping to adopt a son. They were months into the g When a single mother with terminal cancer asks an oncology nurse to look after her son, neither can imagine what God has in store. This is the heartwarming story of how two very different women with two very different paths were brought together for one very special purpose. Oncology nurse Tricia Seaman and her family were hoping to adopt a son. They were months into the grueling process when she met Trish Somers, a terminally ill cancer patient. Trish was a single mother and her eight-year-old son Wesley was her entire world. As the young mother poured out her fears and emotions, it became clear that this was unlike any other nurse-patient relationship Tricia had in her career. When they learned that the cancer had spread and Trish only had a short time to live, she looked at Tricia, a complete stranger three weeks ago, and asked if she could raise Wesley when she passed away. "God Gave Me You "tells the true story of how these two incredible mothers met, the immediate bond they formed, and the ups and downs of joining families as Trish s earthly life ebbed away. This heartwarming tale inspires readers to find the courage to trust in faith and never give up. The miracle of these two families coming together demonstrates that family isn t always blood; often, it s made up of the people God gives you if you have a willing heart. "God Gave Me You "is a story you can turn to again and again when you re looking for hope, inspiration, and a reason to believe in miracles."


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When a single mother with terminal cancer asks an oncology nurse to look after her son, neither can imagine what God has in store. This is the heartwarming story of how two very different women with two very different paths were brought together for one very special purpose. Oncology nurse Tricia Seaman and her family were hoping to adopt a son. They were months into the g When a single mother with terminal cancer asks an oncology nurse to look after her son, neither can imagine what God has in store. This is the heartwarming story of how two very different women with two very different paths were brought together for one very special purpose. Oncology nurse Tricia Seaman and her family were hoping to adopt a son. They were months into the grueling process when she met Trish Somers, a terminally ill cancer patient. Trish was a single mother and her eight-year-old son Wesley was her entire world. As the young mother poured out her fears and emotions, it became clear that this was unlike any other nurse-patient relationship Tricia had in her career. When they learned that the cancer had spread and Trish only had a short time to live, she looked at Tricia, a complete stranger three weeks ago, and asked if she could raise Wesley when she passed away. "God Gave Me You "tells the true story of how these two incredible mothers met, the immediate bond they formed, and the ups and downs of joining families as Trish s earthly life ebbed away. This heartwarming tale inspires readers to find the courage to trust in faith and never give up. The miracle of these two families coming together demonstrates that family isn t always blood; often, it s made up of the people God gives you if you have a willing heart. "God Gave Me You "is a story you can turn to again and again when you re looking for hope, inspiration, and a reason to believe in miracles."

30 review for God Gave Me You: The True Story of an Oncology Nurse, a Terminally Ill Single Mother, and the Miracle That Lives on and On: A Memoir

  1. 4 out of 5

    Karin

    In 2014 an oncology nurse walked into a new patient's room and that day a remarkable friendship and bond was formed. It grew until, on the day this patient, Tricia Somers, asked her nurse, Tricia Seaman, if she would take care of her son after she passed. No answer was given immediately, but as their friendship grew, they continued to bond, the two families bonded, and this is one of the most poignant and yet heartwarming memoirs I have ever read. I learned about this book reading a news article In 2014 an oncology nurse walked into a new patient's room and that day a remarkable friendship and bond was formed. It grew until, on the day this patient, Tricia Somers, asked her nurse, Tricia Seaman, if she would take care of her son after she passed. No answer was given immediately, but as their friendship grew, they continued to bond, the two families bonded, and this is one of the most poignant and yet heartwarming memoirs I have ever read. I learned about this book reading a news article online, and am glad to have read it. The writing is very sound, it's not lyrical or written with a literary style, but I had to give it five stars because once I got into it it was very difficult to put down and move onto other things. I have two adopted brothers, so adoption is close to my heart anyway. It is a Christian memoir, although nothing about Christianity comes up during that first hospital stay. While I do think that there people who aren't Christian who might really enjoy this poignant journey, anyone who cannot abide anything religious isn't going to like this.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Cady

    A good friend loaned me this book which she received as a gift for nurse's day from our local community hospital's COO, who is the brother of the author Tricia Seaman. This is an uplifting true story about how an oncology nurse's encounter with her patient (coincidentally named Trish) changed both of their lives forever. While it is a quick and easy read, the message of friendship, generosity, and faithfulness leaves a lasting impression. I wanted to learn a little more about the families after A good friend loaned me this book which she received as a gift for nurse's day from our local community hospital's COO, who is the brother of the author Tricia Seaman. This is an uplifting true story about how an oncology nurse's encounter with her patient (coincidentally named Trish) changed both of their lives forever. While it is a quick and easy read, the message of friendship, generosity, and faithfulness leaves a lasting impression. I wanted to learn a little more about the families after I finished the book, and discovered they were featured in a CBS Evening News "On the Road" story with Steve Hartman. 2017 Reading Challenge - A book by someone who isn't a writer

  3. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    Nurse Tricia Seaman walks into a cancer patient's room and at the end of her shift walks out with aninvitation to adopt the dying woman's son. She and her family decide that God wants this path to enlarge their family when they'd been looking to enlarge their family. To achieve this, they end up taking the boy's mother in and giving her a home and family along with her son. It gives the woman also named Trisha the large and happy family she's longed for. Great show of faith and compassion but not Nurse Tricia Seaman walks into a cancer patient's room and at the end of her shift walks out with aninvitation to adopt the dying woman's son. She and her family decide that God wants this path to enlarge their family when they'd been looking to enlarge their family. To achieve this, they end up taking the boy's mother in and giving her a home and family along with her son. It gives the woman also named Trisha the large and happy family she's longed for. Great show of faith and compassion but not overly preachy.

  4. 5 out of 5

    pamela kroese

    Inspiring!!! What an God-inspired story & book! Thank you for sharing this! As an RN who has work in the settings of the hospital, Home care (my passion) & Hospice, I could relate to many aspects! Yet, while I have gone above & beyond for many of my clients, I'm not sure I could have done what you did! That is God truly at work in your family's life with the power of His Spirit! Thank you for sharing this gift! Inspiring!!! What an God-inspired story & book! Thank you for sharing this! As an RN who has work in the settings of the hospital, Home care (my passion) & Hospice, I could relate to many aspects! Yet, while I have gone above & beyond for many of my clients, I'm not sure I could have done what you did! That is God truly at work in your family's life with the power of His Spirit! Thank you for sharing this gift!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sage

    What an emotional journey! A touching, heartfelt story of two families coming together. You can clearly see God working, preparing the Seaman family beforehand. While we ache and can't understand some things that happen God never leaves us alone to handle our grief on our own. This book keeps it real though as you follow their journey. What an emotional journey! A touching, heartfelt story of two families coming together. You can clearly see God working, preparing the Seaman family beforehand. While we ache and can't understand some things that happen God never leaves us alone to handle our grief on our own. This book keeps it real though as you follow their journey.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Marie

    This is a true story, told by the person who experienced it, told in her own words. Very worthwhile reading. It really reminded me that the world is full of wonderful people, generous and courageous people, who step up when given the opportunity to serve others. I'd like to know this woman. This is a true story, told by the person who experienced it, told in her own words. Very worthwhile reading. It really reminded me that the world is full of wonderful people, generous and courageous people, who step up when given the opportunity to serve others. I'd like to know this woman.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Susan Kendrick

    Moving story of an oncology nurse who adopts the son of a terminal cancer patient. Very sweet. Not particularly well-written.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Galion Public Library Teens

    Review by C.J. : "This book was good. It was about a mother who was in the hospital & unable to take care of her son so she had one of the nurses do it." Review by C.J. : "This book was good. It was about a mother who was in the hospital & unable to take care of her son so she had one of the nurses do it."

  9. 4 out of 5

    Lori

    BEAUTIFUL! Awesome story about God's love for us, His mysterious ways and the love of family members. So much hope.... BEAUTIFUL! Awesome story about God's love for us, His mysterious ways and the love of family members. So much hope....

  10. 4 out of 5

    Justine

    interesting (kind of amazing actually) story, but written in a gushy, emotional way that turned me off...

  11. 5 out of 5

    Val

    Amazing book! Easy to read, and makes you cry.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Henricks

    Cover to cover in one evening. An absolutely unbelievable story about a mothers love. Recommend.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Victor Gentile

    Tricia Seaman and Diane Nichols in their new book, “God Gave Me You” published by Howard Books gives us A True Story of Love, Loss and a Heaven-Sent Miracle. From the Back Cover: When a single mother with terminal cancer asks an oncology nurse to look after her son, neither can imagine what God has in store. This is the heartwarming story of how two very different women with two very different paths were brought together for one very special purpose. Oncology nurse Tricia Seaman and her family wer Tricia Seaman and Diane Nichols in their new book, “God Gave Me You” published by Howard Books gives us A True Story of Love, Loss and a Heaven-Sent Miracle. From the Back Cover: When a single mother with terminal cancer asks an oncology nurse to look after her son, neither can imagine what God has in store. This is the heartwarming story of how two very different women with two very different paths were brought together for one very special purpose. Oncology nurse Tricia Seaman and her family were hoping to adopt a son. They were months into the grueling process when she met Trish Somers, a terminally ill cancer patient. Trish was a single mother and her eight-year-old son Wesley was her entire world. As the young mother poured out her fears and emotions, it became clear that this was unlike any other nurse-patient relationship Tricia had in her career. When they learned that the cancer had spread and Trish only had a short time to live, she looked at Tricia, a complete stranger three weeks ago, and asked if she could raise Wesley when she passed away. God Gave Me You tells the true story of how these two incredible mothers met, the immediate bond they formed, and the ups and downs of joining families as Trish’s earthly life ebbed away. This heartwarming tale inspires readers to find the courage to trust in faith and never give up. The miracle of these two families coming together demonstrates that family isn’t always blood; often, it’s made up of the people God gives you if you have a willing heart. God Gave Me You is a story you can turn to again and again when you’re looking for hope, inspiration, and a reason to believe in miracles. It is amazing to me how God can work all things together for our good for multiple individuals at the same time. Trish is the mother of Wesley and Trish has been given a cancer diagnosis that will be fatal. Tricia is a nurse that is working to adopt a son. Tricia is the nurse that will take care of Trish when she comes in for her treatments. These two women become friends eventually leading to Tricia adopting Wesley. God, Himself, put this together as it is something only He can do. Os what happens to these two families easy? No. The fact that it works at all shows how God was able to join these families. This story will make you laugh, but will make you cry as you witness the power of a miracle. This is a story that will help you see the greatness God has put here. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Howard Books for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  14. 5 out of 5

    Joan

    Tricia Seaman is working as an oncology nurse in her local hospital when she meets her new patient Trish Somers, a single mother with an eight-year old son called Wesley. Trish has terminal cancer and is almost certain to lose her brave battle against this odious disease, but still she is full of positive thoughts and is hoping against all hope that she can survive if she fights her cancer with grim determination. She constantly worries about what will happen to her young son when she passes awa Tricia Seaman is working as an oncology nurse in her local hospital when she meets her new patient Trish Somers, a single mother with an eight-year old son called Wesley. Trish has terminal cancer and is almost certain to lose her brave battle against this odious disease, but still she is full of positive thoughts and is hoping against all hope that she can survive if she fights her cancer with grim determination. She constantly worries about what will happen to her young son when she passes away. The two women immediately connect with each other, as Tricia is full of compassion and empathy. She is a mother herself, hoping to adopt another son to complete her family. She cares for Trish both professionally and personally, and when Trish is discharged from hospital after she has received the devastating results from her latest batch of tests, Tricia is surprised when she asks her outright whether she would consider taking on Wesley and bringing him up within her own family when the worst happens. Although they have known each other for only three weeks, Tricia, a devout churchgoer, sees the request as a sign from God that this is what is meant to happen. She discusses it with her husband and her family who are encouragingly up for the idea. This is their story, from beginning to the end. ‘God Gave Me You’ is the inspirational true and very poignant story of the steps these two women with very different ideas and backgrounds are prepared to take in order to do what is right for Wesley. It shows that family isn’t always about only blood relatives, but friends with love with open hearts and arms, and who will go the extra mile for you. It also addresses subjects of faith and courage and shows how determination and hope can have a major impact in the battle against illness. Both women and their joined families believe that their meeting that day was God-given: a true miracle in the perfect sense of the word. Tricia’s story is beautifully told and although incredibly sad it is also very uplifting and upbeat. There are ups and downs, surprises and gifts, but this story of love and loss is one of triumph and joy, despite the inevitable sadness looming on the horizon. I would like to thank Netgalley and Howard Books for my copy of ‘God Gave Me You’, sent to me in return for an honest review. It is a remarkable true story which I really enjoyed reading.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lori Wasson

    I loved this book! This was such a sweet book about the friend between the author and Trish, who was dying of cancer. Trish asks Tricia to take her son in after she dies, and not only does Tricia agree to this, she develops a very precious friendship with Trish. There was so much that I liked about the book. It was well written and flowed nicely. There was plenty in-depth information on Trish’s background. I loved how the author portrayed Trish and how she lived life to the fullest, even though s I loved this book! This was such a sweet book about the friend between the author and Trish, who was dying of cancer. Trish asks Tricia to take her son in after she dies, and not only does Tricia agree to this, she develops a very precious friendship with Trish. There was so much that I liked about the book. It was well written and flowed nicely. There was plenty in-depth information on Trish’s background. I loved how the author portrayed Trish and how she lived life to the fullest, even though she knew she was dying. There was humor…I got a kick out of the scene where Trish and Tricia went to the “warehouse” to get Trish’s movies and Tricia was scared out of there because of snakes and bats. And of course, there was so much sadness, especially towards the end and frustrations on both Trish’s and Tricia’s part. I appreciated the author’s honesty on all of that. Rating: 5 out of 5 This book was provided by NetGalley and Howard Publishing for free in exchange for a review.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    I primarily review Christian fiction but as a nurse, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to read and review this book. What an inspiring and encouraging testimony of how God moved in the lives and circumstances of two women whose paths intersected on a seemingly random night that would prove to be anything but random. Honest and raw, this story doesn't shy away from the heartbreak of Trish's illness and prognosis, nor does it imply that the transitions were smooth and trouble-free. The focus of t I primarily review Christian fiction but as a nurse, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to read and review this book. What an inspiring and encouraging testimony of how God moved in the lives and circumstances of two women whose paths intersected on a seemingly random night that would prove to be anything but random. Honest and raw, this story doesn't shy away from the heartbreak of Trish's illness and prognosis, nor does it imply that the transitions were smooth and trouble-free. The focus of the book, however is God's grace and provision, and the strength he provides in the midst of life's seemingly-impossible storms. A relatively quick read, this book will touch your heart with its message of faith and hope. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Howard Books, a division of Simon and Schuster. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    "God Gave Me You" is a powerful story of faith, miracles and a powerful God who can do anything during the mist of difficult situations. This is only a story he could write as he weaves a beautiful story between two mothers that share a bond and join families. This book shows the trials, pain and suffering, but how blood doesn't define family, Christ does and through his church, anyone can walk through any journey with one another. This book will make you laugh, but will make you cry as you witn "God Gave Me You" is a powerful story of faith, miracles and a powerful God who can do anything during the mist of difficult situations. This is only a story he could write as he weaves a beautiful story between two mothers that share a bond and join families. This book shows the trials, pain and suffering, but how blood doesn't define family, Christ does and through his church, anyone can walk through any journey with one another. This book will make you laugh, but will make you cry as you witness the power of a miracle. It is a book that you cannot put down because you need to know what is going to happen next. Thank you to the kind folks at Howard Publishing for allowing me to review this book. I give it a 5/5 stars for its testimony and ability to capture a wide range of audience. I was provided a complimentary copy for review purposes only.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Alexia

    A friend gave me this book for Christmas. This is a sweet touching story that shows how God can bring people together for reasons that only He knows why. This story shows faith in action. God used a woman who was trying to adopt a baby to instead be a mother to an eight year old boy who would eventually lose his own mother. This story while bittersweet offers lessons in trusting God even if we don't understand His plan. I especially loved the Scripture used throughout the book, It really encoura A friend gave me this book for Christmas. This is a sweet touching story that shows how God can bring people together for reasons that only He knows why. This story shows faith in action. God used a woman who was trying to adopt a baby to instead be a mother to an eight year old boy who would eventually lose his own mother. This story while bittersweet offers lessons in trusting God even if we don't understand His plan. I especially loved the Scripture used throughout the book, It really encouraged me,

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sheri

    This is a very beautiful story and another case of how deep a parents love for their child goes. For Tricia Somers to be dealing with her own mortality yet to only be thinking of what is best for her son is truly touching. She didn't have the biggest support group initially, but to see how that turned around once she met Tricia Seaman was amazing. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone especially if you are a person of faith. This is a very beautiful story and another case of how deep a parents love for their child goes. For Tricia Somers to be dealing with her own mortality yet to only be thinking of what is best for her son is truly touching. She didn't have the biggest support group initially, but to see how that turned around once she met Tricia Seaman was amazing. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone especially if you are a person of faith.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ann

    This book caught my attention so I decided to read it- an inspirational true story with true emotions, feelings about the relationship and friendship between an oncology nurse and her patient. I liked the honesty in this book - nothing sugar- coated but the real emotional responses to the nurse's and her husband 's wish to adopt a baby boy that was met with disappointment and resolved in a way that they never expected. This book caught my attention so I decided to read it- an inspirational true story with true emotions, feelings about the relationship and friendship between an oncology nurse and her patient. I liked the honesty in this book - nothing sugar- coated but the real emotional responses to the nurse's and her husband 's wish to adopt a baby boy that was met with disappointment and resolved in a way that they never expected.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    God Gave Me You is an inspiring read. It is a tear jerker but yet a heartwarming true story of love, faith and inspiration. This is a wonderful book with a reminder that God plays a role in our lives. A reader should keep their tissues handy while reading this one. Highly recommended. 5 plus stars. I received this book from Howard Books in exchange for my honest opinion, which was given.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    Talk about going above and beyond! Tricia Seamen had no idea how her job as an oncology nurse would change her life when she met Tricia Somers, a single mother with an 8 year old boy and no family to care for him. A nice reminder of the fact that we can always do more to help others in need and that family isn't always those related by blood. Talk about going above and beyond! Tricia Seamen had no idea how her job as an oncology nurse would change her life when she met Tricia Somers, a single mother with an 8 year old boy and no family to care for him. A nice reminder of the fact that we can always do more to help others in need and that family isn't always those related by blood.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Maria

    This book is based on a true story. We met Tricia who is a single mom with terminal cancer and Tricia a nurse in the Oncology unit in the hospital where both meet. We take an emotional journey during the last stages of terminal cancer and we learn about the tough choices cancer patients must make...especially if you are single with children. Heartbreaking yet spiritually uplifting book to read.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Theresa Smith

    This is an inspirational book but I often thought that many important details were left out. Tough times are briefly mentioned but immediately followed by all the help and joy others brought them. It almost read like a fairy tale. The author wrote simply and had a tendency to use cliches to express her ideas. Despite these limitations, the book still had merit.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kelly frappier

    A Must Read If you have been a caretaker, or affected by cancer, or know anyone who has, this book will inspire you, make you cry but also give you insight into how God's plans are not our own. I enjoyed reading it from beginning to end. A Must Read If you have been a caretaker, or affected by cancer, or know anyone who has, this book will inspire you, make you cry but also give you insight into how God's plans are not our own. I enjoyed reading it from beginning to end.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jean

    What a beautiful story of two families that came together in a chance meeting and it would forever change their lives. Had a hard time reading the last few chapters through my tears. I have always believed that God puts people in our lives for a reason and this story confirms that belief.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Bloomfield Eastern Greene County Public Library

    Wow! Our pastor has been preaching a series of sermons on the Holy Spirit! This is so fitting to read this now! The ladies in this book really show how to listen and follow the Spirit! Read by Kimberly

  28. 5 out of 5

    B Ware

    Really interesting story, the way these two families blended together in such a heartfelt but unique way. Writing a little amateurish, but since it was in one of the characters own story, it made it genuine enough to get past.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jamie Holloway

    My review will be published on my blog on May 9th.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Morgan

    Tear jerker for sure! Such a good story!

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