Your Most Memorable Reunion {Share + Win!}

What’s your most memorable reunion? Maybe it was being reunited with a family member who served overseas in the military. Or maybe it was reminiscing with old friends at your high school’s 10th or 50th reunion. Or maybe you just love being reunited with your kids (or even your dog) at the end of a long day at work. Maybe your most memorable reunion was seeing family you haven’t seen in years–or even decades.

The Waiting is an unforgettable true story that will touch your heart and make you believe in love’s enduring legacy, and in the power of prayer. Watch the book trailer below to learn more.

In 1928, 16-year-old Minka was on a picnic in the woods when she was assaulted and raped. And suddenly this innocent farm girl—who still thought the stork brought babies—was pregnant. The baby was secretly born, named Betty Jane, and given up for adoption. For decades, Minka wrote letters trying to get news of her daughter; she kept loving and praying for her, even though she never dared believe they would meet again. Until nearly eighty years later, when Minka whispered her secret, impossible prayer for the first time: Lord, I’d like to see Betty Jane before I die. I promise I won’t bother her or interrupt her life. I just want to lay eyes on her. Unbeknownst to Minka, that very same day, a judge was releasing the sealed adoption records to her 77-year-old daughter. And soon, Minka’s phone would ring. Written by Cathy LaGrow (Minka’s granddaughter), The Waiting brings three generations of this most unusual family together over the course of a century to tell a story of faith that triumphs, forgiveness that sets us free, and love that never forgets.

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We want you to have a copy of this incredible reunion story. For a chance to win the book, post your most memorable reunion photo on our Facebook page, or on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #TheWaitingReunion to be entered in the giveaway. Three (3) winners will be selected by our Tyndale team to win a copy of The Waiting. Learn more about the book at

{Also, if you have a family member or friends who has been reunited with someone after more than 60 years, please email your story to}

 Important Notes for Your Entry

– Include a brief description of why your reunion is so memorable to you

– Don’t forget to include the #TheWaitingReunion hashtag to be entered. You can also tag @TyndaleHouse & @TheWaitingBook (on Twitter) in your posts

– All entries must be in by Wednesday, May 7 at 10:00 p.m. Central Time to be considered

Winners will be announced and notified on Thursday, May 8.

Christy Stroud

Christy Stroud

Christy is a publicist at Tyndale, working to get the best media coverage possible for our authors and products. She has worked on many campaigns including the New York Times bestseller "Winning Balance" by Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, Phil Vischer’s What’s in the Bible? DVD series, "The Devil in Pew Number Seven" by Rebecca Alonzo, "Night of the Living Dead Christian" by Matt Mikalatos, the "Courageous" novelization by Randy Alcorn, and "Cupidity" and "Unstuff" by Michael and Hayley DiMarco. Christy enjoys being a wife, mom, and pug owner. You can often find her reading, running, training for triathlons, doing youth ministry, and occasionally horseback riding. She also blogs at