In Hopeful Hearts and Butterfly Blessings, Karen shares her experiences with her first-born son, Brooks, who was born with a congenital heart defect. It’s a story of Brook’s eighteen-year struggle through the surgeries and post-surgical complications that eventually took his life. Her sole mission through those eighteen years was to ease his pain and discomfort and to make him feel loved and cared for. Because of her deep faith in God, He allowed her to see there are miracles even in the grimmest circumstances; that good can come from bad; and there is always light at the end of the tunnel. She shares ideas on what helped her to move forward on her grieving journey.
Though Karen’s story doesn’t have the happy ending she so fervently prayed for, it is, nevertheless, a story of faith, hope and love. She tells her story so that it can provide support for others living with the same type of trials. Through our everyday pains and struggles, when our prayers aren’t getting answered in the way we think they should be, it is her hope that we can still see the many blessings that God is giving us. He is with us not just in our joys, but also in our sufferings.
About the Author
Karen Thomas Wisdom lives in Overland Park, Kansas. Her greatest joys and blessings have been through her family life with her three children. She has a Kansas Real Estate License and has done home-staging and decorating, but her true interest and greatest joy has been being mom to Brooks, Jordan and Andrew.