Grace Anna: A Heart Song that Inspires the World Often in life we feel beat down. Life has lost its joy and we want to give up. Then there is a light—a light from someone unexpected. A story so inspiring, we begin to wake up and dream again. Before the birth Grace Anna, Angela experienced heartbreaking loss that left her seeking God’s guidance and healing to make it through each day. After Grace Anna’s birth, Angela went from being a science teacher to an advocate for her daughter. The Rodgers have gone through incredible highs and heartbreaking lows. But through it all, God has been their refuge and has blessed them with amazing, joyful lives. Grace Anna will inspire you to:
- Be the best you can be no matter your circumstances.
- Make the choice to live, not just exist.
- Be bold, be brave, and step out courageously.
- Seek joy where there appears to be only darkness.
- Experience simple, pure hope in a world that seems overwhelming.
|Publisher:||BroadStreet Publishing Group, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Angela Ray Rodgers was born and raised in Liberty, Kentucky. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education specializing in Science and Social Studies and with a Master of Arts in Instructional Leadership. Angela is happily married to her husband, Jeff, and mom to two wonderful children, Isaiah, and Grace Anna. Angela and her family currently reside near Dunnville, Kentucky where they are members of Thomas Ridge Church. Angela taught for twelve years before beginning a new chapter in her life, being an advocate for her daughter Grace Anna and other children with disabilities. She founded the Partnership for Leadership and Advocacy Network in her local community as well as becoming a leader through the ARC of Kentucky’s Advocates in Action program. Angela is also involved with charities that help veterans. She and Isaiah also developed the Graciebug Bundles of Love program that creates gift baskets for children with long hospital stays and their families. Before the birth of her daughter Grace Anna, Angela experienced heartbreaking loss that left her seeking God’s guidance and healing to make it through each day. Upon the birth of Grace Anna, Angela’s direction and plans became very different, she and her family have gone through incredible highs and heartbreaking lows. Through it all God has been their refuge and blessed them with amazing, joyful lives. She seeks the guidance of God through every aspect of her life and holds to His promises. Grace Anna’s inspirational journey has touched millions across the world, Angela felt everyone needed to know the entire story from the beginning.
Table of Contents
Foreword Melissa D. Jarboe 3
Our Miracle 5
1 From Despair to Joy 7
2 Not Your Usual Gal 16
3 Tough Choices 28
4 First Flight 39
5 All I Can Do Is Sing 50
6 A Tiny Warrior 59
7 Hearing Is Believing 67
8 Busy as a Bee 73
9 Daddy's Girl 83
10 Oh, Say Can You See 90
11 Small-Town Hero to Internet Sensation 96
12 Her Big Debut 105
13 The Kindness of Strangers 115
14 Where There Is Good, There Is Bad 125
15 Growing Pains 132
16 Navigating the Open Sea 139
17 Brother and Sister 146
18 Love Heals Old Wounds 156
19 Advocate in Action 163
20 A Time to Mourn 171
21 The Best-Laid Plans 180
22 It's the Small Things 191
Hope for the Road 200
About the Author 202
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Wonderful book, I justed hated for it to end!