A sweet and adorable story about the blessings of adoption.
You Were Always in My Heart is an endearing tale told from the point of view of a little ladybug, Dot, who happens upon a mysterious bundle one sunny day. Dot goes with the little bundle as she is carried to the place "where babies come to be found" and promises to stay with the little one throughout her journeys toward finding a forever family.
Written by Christian music artist Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth, this heartwarming tale is inspired by the true story of their adoption of three little girls from China and is a story of hope and faith for all families who have been blessed by a "little bundle of love."
Previously published as Shaoey & Dot: Bug Meets Bundle.
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