“I turned the corner. The aisle stretched before me as the music escalated. My white slippers brushed over the red roses.My heart thumped. I had waited so long for this moment. Had I really made it this far? Hundreds of eyes twinkled their approval.But did they really think I was crazy? I could almost hear the question I had been asked before, ‘Do you think it will be worth the wait?’ Here I was at this pinnacle moment. My first kiss.” These are the lessons of a young woman’s life. It may seem an unusual narrative as she saved her heart for love and grew up knowing that being “different” was a gift. From her childhood years in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to the stark poverty and tremendous courage and faith of the Ethiopians, this is a riveting and inspiring story of God’s sovereignty and faithfulness.