Life is a journey, filled with temporary homes, culture assimilation and memories of a lifetime. Nothing is truer than in a life of selflessly serving others, which Christian author Margaret Shafer made her life s mission throughout her seventy-four years of existence. Having passed away in 2012, her memoir, Home Is the Journey: My Life, recalls Margaret s childhood to her later years: raised by Western missionaries in Jalandhar, India, attending school in Connecticut, and becoming a teacher/educator in New York. Her heart for children led her to become an advocate for education for children nationwide, while her compassion for the homeless propelled her efforts for Christian outreach in New York. Margaret s love for her family, the youngest of five, also encouraged her and her college sweetheart-husband to adopt their own three children. In life, it s not about reaching the destination but about the journey to get there.