When I was growing up, I pictured myself as a nurse, an olympian, an astronaut...but never handicapped. I just didn’t see that coming. I was as happy and enthusiastic to greet this new challenge, as I would be a swarm of bees. It can be very hard to accept great trial with open arms.
I might be lame, but my story isn’t. Nearly seven years ago at the age of 28, my body suddenly disintegrated underneath me. My doctors had no idea why my previously healthy body was imploding. I was a spunky young wife and mother stunned by her new circumstances. Discovering the cause offered no cure. What now? Where do I go from here?
When I’m overwhelmed by this burden, and I’m too heavy to forge ahead, the hand of God lifts me and leads me on. My journey is incredibly hard, but immeasurably blessed by God. Impossible situations give God opportunity to shine and us an opportunity to trust. Miracles wouldn’t be miracles if they were possible. You know the phrase, “When life gives you lemons…make lemonade.” I’ll give you a new one. When life throws you dung, use it as fertilizer to grow your mustard seed of faith. It may move a mountain or grant you the strength to traverse over it.
This story is about building an unconditional faith in God even during the most grueling moments of my life. I’m finding beauty and hope along a rugged path I never would have chosen for myself.
|Publisher:||Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Excellent book. Incredibly moving. I truly loved her down to earth, girl next door style of writing. It is as if she is telling her life story to you personally. I laughed some and cried some. Her story is not only a lesson in taking charge of your own medical care but taking charge of your own life…physically and spiritually! While I’m amazed by Amy’s strength and determination in her persistent physical struggles, I’m in complete awe and a bit envious of her incredibly strong faith and closeness with God. After you go on this journey with Amy reading of her continuous struggles, pains, ups and downs and the miracles she has been a part of, it would be shocking to not come way feeling that there is so much more to life than your physical being. It really got me thinking about my own life and my own relationship with God and that I need to make that a priority. It helped me to not only see that we all need to be more cognizant of medicine, but that we all need to be more cognizant and caring of people around us. Everyone has struggles, it’s just how you choose to deal with them that is what’s important. While it’s Amy’s life story, it actually ended up becoming an eye opener into my own life and has helped set me on a better path with renewed faith, hope and trust in God. I very much recommend this book!