David Marks was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala. His loving parents, Donna and Steven Marks, adopted him when he was six months old. David grew up in Southwest Florida.
In this book, David acknowledges his faith in God and the love both of his parents have for him. Ultimately, it was his mother's loving heart and his father's unconditional support that changed his life.
Growing up knowing he was adopted, David struggled with feelings of rejection rather than focusing on the fact that he was selected.
His parents helped him see the value of family. He learned to overcome feelings of rejection by focusing on the love in his life, reinforcing strong bonds with his family, and surrounding himself with people who care about him. He wrote this book to honor God and his mother.