Expect a Miracle Newsletter
Week 20,  2008

Hello {member_name},

The Winner of the Readers' Choice Story of the Week
Congratulations Dr. Rose Lepien

Your Story "The Miracle of Finding my Destiny" has been chosen as the Winner of the Readers' Choice Story of the Week.

And you have been placed into the draw to Win a Holiday Around the World for 2.

The foundation of my life was layed when I was born as the middle child of eight of a wonderful German family. My father was a stern, hardworking and principled man, scarred by the effects of World War 2 and his experience as a prisoner of war in France. My mother was a true servant that "lathered love lavishly", embodying all of God's teachings into her daily life, relationships and work.
Life on the small farm, in the little town of Wolpertshausen, population of 500, has been a valuable teacher to me in the areas of building strength, character, values, persistence, doing whatever it takes, going the distance, interacting with my siblings and family, and teamwork. I am grateful for having experienced the laws, principles and forces of "Mother Nature". I am grateful for having been bathed in the laws and teachings of God, through my mother's living example, as well as baptism, confirmation and activities of the church.
A wonderful array of happy and sad experiences moulded and shaped my character, imprinting my soul.
I recall, during my teenage years, often feeling the up welling of a deep, inner stirring, a drawing toward the West, as if there was a blue print , an internal device gently guiding, nudging me.
At the age of 19, through some friendships that had developed, I was offered an opportunity to travel to the United States on an exchange student program. Without hesitation I embraced this challenge, without considering the fact that I did not speak the English language, that I only knew ONE person in this huge land of the USA. I just knew it was naturally right.
In retrospect, looking at the tapestry and painting of my life, I can only marvel at what has unfolded since that day in 1969, when I first stepped on United States soil.
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One year of Jr. College, gathering wonderful impressions of a new language, people, culture, awesome families that opened up their homes and hearts to me. A marriage and the unique birth of my son Ralph.

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Einstein on Miracles

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"Why Not...
Expect a Miracle...
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Released Mid 2008

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