Author: Michael Wells
Publishers: Cameo Publications
The following review was contributed by: Mary Simmons: Click Here To Read More of Mary's Reviews
There are moments in life we take for granted, but if we examine them
closer, we will find they were moments of absolute truth when the greatest
life lessons were learned.
In 'Snapshots of Heaven: 40 Funny, Profound, Real-Life Stories About
Children,' author Michael Wells says these moments come from our children,
who are angels in disguise, teaching us lessons of love.
Wells shares 40 stories from his own experiences as the father of a son and
daughter. He urges other parents to slow down from their busy lives and take
note of the moments when they received 'snapshots of heaven' from their
He says the initials from the title also point to another key thing our
children do for us: Save Our Hearts. Through our interactions with them, our
children remind us of why we live, love and laugh.
While the individual stories from his own family are entertaining and
joyful, Wells doesn't stop there. He encourages readers to cherish their
children and create their own snapshots. After each section of the book, a
space is provided for parents to paste in a picture and write their own
story about everyday lessons they learned from their children, special
occasions and growing up.
The stories are short and to the point. In each, Wells succinctly recounts a
moment from his life as a parent in which he learned a profound life lesson.
Each story also contains a relatable moral truth. These stories are easy to
read and can be enjoyed quickly during a few moments of reflection.
Wells reminds us that our children are treasures and we should learn from
their wisdom. While we often think of adults as the ones with the life
experience needed to teach children, 'Snapshots of Heaven' reminds us that
it can often be the other way around. Our life experiences frequently leave
us jaded, cynical and looking around the corner for the next big thing. We
can end up neglecting the most important aspects of our lives and ignoring
the moments that should mean the most to us.
'Snapshots of Heaven' is a delightful glimpse into these moments in one
father's life and will have readers recalling their own memories of the
children who have touched them. The stories within the pages of this book
will make their way into your heart and soul. You will find yourself
returning to them when you're in need of a little hope and inspiration, or
just to put a smile on your face.