Growing Up Jean
If there was any highlight of my life, it was that my family owned horses. Horses brought me great joy as a child and to this day they still do. I loved horses and growing up, I became a very good rider. I will never forget when my dad bought my mom a horse. Her name was, “Ginger”. Even though Ginger belonged to mom, I fell in love with her. I loved that horse with my whole heart. My father’s horses were one of the few highlights of my young life.
I Just Kept Pushing
After a few minutes I felt totally helpless. Not much air was left in my lungs. I was out of breath and unable to scream. Because I saw no way out, I began to lose confidence. Stressed, all alone and with tears in my eyes I thought to myself, “it’s no use to scream for help”. I hardly had any air left because the railrod tie was pressing against my lungs.
Nowhere To Go, Nowhere To Be
I was in labor for about 13 to 14 long hours, and on September 1, 1983 at 2:22 p.m., Christina Marie was born! She weighed in at seven pounds and three ounces. I fell in love with my baby immediately! I named her for Christ. I wanted her to be an anointed baby and I knew that Jesus was the one that gave me my baby.
Out of the Frying Pan
My life has definitely improved over the years, but as you can see, I have definitely been through the fire. In fact, so have some of you. Let me be your witness to the fact that if you hold out, God will bring you out and bring you forth as pure gold!
It was getting pretty late, close to midnight, but I was determined! I just had to finish that field. It was a cool night so I had the heater turned on inside the cab of that big comfortable tractor. One minute I was making progress and the next minute I was sound asleep!
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“I like to take time out to thank Jean Quirin Frierdich for writing and releasing her book "You & Me, God" This book blessed my life so much. I encourage everyone to read it. This book has help me to know and believe no matter what life brings your way. We serve a God who is always there and will never give up on his children and he hears our prayers. Jean I love you so much for sharing your life journey. You never gave up .I truly hope this book bless everyone that reads it as much as it blessed me .I can truly see a movie behind this book. Let God continue using you my sister. I love you. Your sister in Christ.” - Deloris Bailey
“I was blown away by the brutal honest memoir Jean has written. When I first met her she expressed her deep faith in the Lord and the more I got to know her and see what she endured, I can see where her devotion and faith served her well. Under insurmountable odds as described in her book, this beautiful, generous, kind and talented soul survived, and thrived. This book is a true testament to the power of prayer and loving and trusting God. I encourage everyone no matter your religious belief, to pick up this book and devour it. You will read words that will make you cry, be mad, become outraged, but also you will laugh, yell Amen and believe in yourself and your goals as Jean has done. I am proud to call Jean my friend. She has shown me the only thing to hold me back is me. This book is a gem.” - Denise C
“A couple weeks ago my longtime friend Jean Quirin stopped by my house with a gift. It was a signed copy of her book, “You & Me, God”. It is biographical in nature and demonstrates how her faith has helped her through difficult times in her life. Also shows how God has blessed her with 3 children and a wonderful husband, an extraordinary mind for business and unrelenting energy and sense of humor. I read it in about 3 days. I was familiar with a lot of her story as I was right beside her as a witness to some of it. I was still unaware of some of the darker days of life she dealt with bravely and with faith. I highly suggest everyone get their hands on this personal story of Jean’s and use its lessons as a way to see life’s difficulties in a positive light. Not sure when it hits bookstores but take my word for it…It is powerful. Thank you Jean for thinking of me and getting an advance copy.” - Denise H
“Inspirational from cover to cover! Jean's testimony encouraged me to keep fighting no matter what the tests or trials of life may bring! Surrender yourself to God and there is nothing you cannot do! A great read for both saved and unsaved alike! Would make a great movie too! AAA+++” - Ray W
“Wow! What a great book! This was a very inspirational book about trusting in God and having the faith to know that God will see you through! This book kept me on the edge of my seat, waiting to see how things would turn out! I recommend this to anyone looking for a great book about real life struggles and the inspiration and faith it takes to get you through!” - Malena
“A wonderful testimony of your trust in God and his plan. Extremely easy to relate to in all of our life situations. Great book!” - Christina
“Loved Jean's book. I am a compulsive reader, and when I got her book I could not put it down. I had to read one more chapter because I wanted to know what happened next…I like her style of writing. It is a very good book.” - Joan
“You and Me God is a must read! A raw and powerful depiction of how a motivated God loving woman navigated real life struggles and chose to be a victor and not a victim through her relationship with God.” - Ashley