God Gave Me You

When a single mother with terminal cancer asks an oncology nurse to look after her son, neither can imagine what God has in store. This is the heartwarming story of how two very different women with two very different paths were brought together for one very special purpose.

Oncology nurse Tricia Seaman and her family were hoping to adopt a son. They were months into the grueling process when she met Trish Somers, a terminally ill cancer patient. Trish was a single mother and her eight-year-old son Wesley was her entire world. As the young mother poured out her fears and emotions, it became clear that this was unlike any other nurse-patient relationship Tricia had in her career. When they learned that the cancer had spread and Trish only had a short time to live, she looked at Tricia, a complete stranger three weeks ago, and asked if she could raise Wesley when she passed away.


God Gave Me You tells the true story of how these two incredible mothers met, the immediate bond they formed, and the ups and downs of joining families as Trish’s earthly life ebbed away. This heartwarming tale inspires readers to find the courage to trust in faith and never give up. The miracle of these two families coming together demonstrates that family isn’t always blood; often, it’s made up of the people God gives you if you have a willing heart. God Gave Me You is a story you can turn to again and again when you’re looking for hope, inspiration, and a reason to believe in miracles.

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About Me

I am a wife, mother and a hospital nurse with over twenty years of experience.

My husband and I have five children. We live in rural central Pennsylvania where I was born and raised.

I currently work for PinnacleHealth System in Harrisburg for the inpatient oncology unit.

About Trish

Trish's desire was to let other people know about her journey and how the kindness of a stranger can change one's life. The story of Seaman and Somers was featured on television, radio and online.




                        “For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
                           Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
                       “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
                            So are My ways higher than your ways,
                            And My thoughts than your thoughts."    
                               - Isaiah 55:8-9

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