Every Waking Moment is a novel by Chris Fabry. I did enjoy this book though I felt it was a little slow to get into and that it was a little unnerving at the opening when it talked of the young girl and her mother at the ice cream shop, to me that was almost a dark introduction to what turned out to be a very precious gift that the main character Treha was able to give the elderly people she cared for.
Here is a synopsis of the book from the back cover
Treha Langsam is a mysterious young woman who has fallen through the cracks, much like many of the elderly people she works with at Desert Gardens. But Miriam Howard, director of the assisted-living facility , sees her extraordinary gift and untapped potential.
I think that is very clearly gives a nice opening to the story and draws the readers in by wanting to figure out what exactly it is that Treha possesses as a gift.
This is a story that is hopeful, and certainly restored my faith in humankind. It is a feel good story once you get past the slightly disturbing opening portion. I felt like as a mother I was probably more disturbed by the opening than the author intended, but I feel like he could have started the story in a different way or even left that out and it would have still been a phenomenal story that showed how sacrificing for the good of others is honorable and Christ like.