Seedlings is a touching story of an American family over the course of forty years. Each chapter is a snapshot in life's photo album. Told through the eyes of the family patriarch, William Carter, each chapter introduces one of the fruit of the Spirit that serves as a point along the timeline and as a lesson for growth of character as he seeks God's guidance in leading his family. Although Seedlings portrays a fictional family--the moments of life's celebrations, sorrow and beauty through grace mirror that of any family. Seedlings is about raising children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord while enjoying the sometimes humorous and often unpredictable branches that "sprout up." Seedlings will encourage parents of any age as they nurture their own seedlings--watch them grow and see the leaves change color as they adapt to different seasons of life that God brings. Doug Carr is the founder of Seedlings Family Resources--a forthcoming e-commerce bookstore specializing in books and products that support the closeness of the family. Carr, who holds a BA in Elementary Education and a MA in Educational Leadership has served as an elementary school teacher and as a school administrator. He currently lives in Virginia with his wife Janet and their two sons, Hudson--age four and Cooper--age three.