The Waiting: The True Story of a Lost Child, a Lifetime of Longing, and a Miracle for a Mother Who Never Gave Up

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Cindy Coloma, Cathy LaGrow

Narrated By: Pamela Klein

Publisher: Oasis Audio

Date: May 2014

Duration: 10 hours 4 minutes


It's never too late for a miracle.

When an old woman begs God to let her see the daughter who had been taken from her arms almost eighty years before - could her impossible prayer come true?

In the summer of 1928, sixteen-year-old Minka was looking forward to a sewing class picnic. This would be a rare chance to put aside farm chores, don a pretty dress, and enjoy an outing with other girls. It would be a day to remember.

And it was . . . but not in the way Minka had dreamed. Cornered by a stranger in the woods, the young girl was assaulted. Minka still believed that the stork brought babies; she would not discover for months that she was pregnant.

The story that follows has been almost a hundred years in the making. What happens when a new mother must make a heartbreaking sacrifice to give her baby daughter the life she deserves? Can her cherished memories carry her through decades of turmoil, during a rapidly changing time in American history? And in the end, can she trust God for a miracle? The Waiting is an unforgettable true story of faith that triumphs, forgiveness that sets us free, and love that never forgets.


  • Leslie Maxim

    Wonderful story of a mother's love. A very well written story of one woman's struggle through life after making a difficult decision about putting her child up for adoption. Minnie lived her life to the fullest. She was a strong woman with strong faith. Loved the ending of this fabulous story of life.

  • Crystal Howell

    This is such a great story and the narrator did an awesome job. I hated every time I had to turn it off because I wanted to keep listening to this amazing story. I'm so glad Minnie was reunited with her daughter and I can only imagine how spunky this little woman was to be working out