Doreen L. Hatton was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. She was one of thirteen children and the sixth and young girl in the family. Her brothers came after her. She was naturally very shy and introverted; however, one night she climbed up on top of a little hill on their property. She was six or seven then.
As she looked up into the night sky, she was thrilled by what she saw – billions of twinkling stars, twinkling just for her, she thought. That very moment, she knew God and His Son loved her because They had created all that beauty for her and, yes, for all children like her. The experience led her to know that she is loved not only by her family but also by God and His precious Son.