At the age of 43, Ann Carter already had a full life, but she couldn’t stop herself from wondering about something she might be missing. Spiders from Heaven is the story of Ann’s journey over the next fifteen years into motherhood and beyond. Through journal entries, poems, and emails, we get to know the children in her life, the friends who sustain her, and the animals who teach her. She shares her struggles and vulnerabilities but also moments of humor and joy.
Although this seems to be story about adoption, Spiders from Heaven also explores the fears and hopes of how we make the big decisions and how we deal with the results. Spiders from Heaven made me laugh out loud, examine the dumb things I’ve said in the past, and wonder about the dreams that fear has caused me to tuck away. This is a delightful read.