Geraldine spent 12 months writing this book. It wasn’t easy. She delves into the depths of her emotions that guided her to find her true purpose in life.
More than anything, Geraldine Cox wanted to be a mother. Her dream came true, but just not in quite the way she had expected. This is a deeply moving story of a woman who found her true calling in caring for Cambodian orphans – the tragic victims of three decades of war and destruction. Geraldine tells with warmth and humor of an extraordinary life that, while it never lacked excitement, sometimes lacked fulfillment before her involvement with the children of Cambodia.
Her story begins with her Adelaide girlhood in the 1950s and 1960s, and includes her time working for Foreign Affairs in Cambodia and other overseas postings in the 1970s and 1980s. However, the place closest to her heart was always Cambodia. In the mid-1990s Geraldine returned there to live. As one of the few foreigners ever to be granted Cambodian citizenship through Royal Decree, Geraldine paints a vivid picture of the country, and of the risks and joys of living there. Most importantly, though, she introduces us to her unforgettable children and shares their stories.
Inspiring and uplifting, this is a book about how a mother’s love can make a difference, and the surprises life has to offer.