Unexpected Blessings: The Joys & Possibilities of Life in a Special-Needs Family

Unexpected Blessings: The Joys & Possibilities of Life in a Special-Needs Family

by Sandra Peoples


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Unexpected Blessings helps special-needs families move past the pain and confusion of their circumstances and slowly, firmly face the future with hope. Speaking honestly about struggles that accompany a variety of disabilities, Sandra Peoples shows readers how to
· let go of false beliefs that hold them back
· work through the cycles of grief
· focus on self-care and healthy routines
· understand disability based on what the Bible says
· rebuild a strong faith foundation
· create support systems for themselves and others

Filled with real-life stories and hard-earned wisdom, this book shines a light on the possibilities and blessings that come when parents see their new purpose in life—which was God's purpose for them all along.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764231667
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/20/2018
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Sandra Peoples, MDiv, is a leading voice in the disability community as an encourager to special-needs parents. She has been a member of a special-needs family since the day she was born. Her older sister has Down syndrome, and in 2010 her son James was diagnosed with autism. Sandra is the executive editor for Key Ministry and Not Alone (Patheos), and her writing has been featured by FamilyLife Today, DaySpring, Parenting Teens (LifeWay), and (in)courage. Sandra, her husband, and their two boys live outside of Houston. You can connect with her at www.sandrapeoples.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Unexpected Circumstances Unexpected Blessings 11

1 Shipwreck 17

2 Letting Go 31

3 Where Can I Go? (Cycles of Grief) 47

4 What We Overcome in Order to Move On 61

5 Hold On 75

6 Adjust Your Routines 85

7 Forging a New Path 97

8 Rebuild on the Rock 109

9 Strengthening Relationships with Your Family and Friends 121

10 A New Tribe 133

11 Making a Difference 147

Conclusion 161

Acknowledgments 165

Notes 167

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