April 18, 2012

I'm Going To Write A Book

"Lily Hope China Flower."
So I’m going to write a book about Lily. Ok, so it will be an eBook, but I'm almost positive that the 'e' stands for entertaining.

The purpose of the book will be to tell the story of Lily joining our family and how it's been.  I want to include stuff on orphans, adoption, foster care, HIV and other things Heather and I learned through the whole process. 

Needless to say, I’m excited. But I can’t do it without you. So I want to ask you a simple question to help me write this book. 

What would you like to read about? 

I have my ideas, but I want to hear more about what you want, because I'm writing this book for you (ok, and I'm writing it for our family.) 

Comment below and know that you’re helping me write Lily’s story. Thank you.

much love,
the petersons

P.S. I won’t finish it for a while, but I’m hoping in the fall to have it done.


  1. I would love to hear about how the Chinese people feel about orphans, being a biracial family in China, and the current needs in China orphanages.

  2. Great idea! Thats what John and I (Foster Parent Rescue) are working towards as well! I would want to know everything... her back story, what society influences caused her conditions (so to speak, forgive me for that kind of icky way of putting it) any background on how HIV is looked at by the culture there, as well as the usual day to day "how does it work to live and foster in a foreign country" stuff. I can't wait to read it! She looks adorable

  3. Nynke19.4.12

    I would like to read about the process you go through, how you made that decision and how you are handling all that comes with it. Were you scared? Overwhelmed? Or just exciting? What do you expect in the future?

  4. Great Idea! Can't wait to read it!!!

  5. AWESOME!! I would so read your book. I hope you realize that you write HILARIOUSLY well...I laugh until I cry whenever I read your blog. I have no doubt that your voice will put the "e" into "e-book" and your story will speak its own good news.

    1. HAHA! Thank you so much for the amazing compliment. I hope I can deliver on putting the e in eBook. -Matt