The feeding pump is humming, and I'm typing this as I hold my sleeping son and maneuver around his cords. We have spent most of our summer in and out of the hospital, and are currently home recovering from his surgery and hopefully our last hospital stay.
This book has tear stains throughout it's pages. If you look closely, you'll see where I accidently spilled watered-down hospital tea on the cover. It's been in suitcases, diaper bags, and on my kitchen counter for the last several weeks. Every spare second I had between raising a toddler and sick baby, you could find me gleaning encouragement throughout these pages.
I've known the author,
, for most of my life. She and her husband taught me in Sunday School during my college years. I watched this story unfold, at a distance, before it was ever written on paper. I remember praying boldly for Baby Savannah throughout middle school. I was honored to watch her be baptized, and was encouraged through her story that God would be faithful to me, too.
, tells a beautiful, raw account of Wendy's journey from knowing about God to knowing the God-Man who has a face, and shares the deepest parts of His heart. After several miscarriages, Wendy finally gets pregnant with a sweet little girl. Only to find out, that her miracle baby would be born with only one leg, and later journey a grueling road, battling cancer.
Wendy shares the story of her courageous daughter, a community of grace that journeyed along side her, but mostly of an encounter with a very real God at the end of a hospital hallway. Throughout her story, Wendy finds her heart trusting God in the midst of the unthinkable.
Although my story is much different, in this season, I too, find myself sitting in different doctor's offices, praying for a healthy baby. And just as He wrote a beautiful story of grace and faithfulness in Wendy's family, He is doing the same in mine. I am finding grace in the middle. And, friend, you can too.
Go right now and get this book! And a box of tissues. I promise you won't be able to put it down!