Waiting for a Miracle: One Mother's Journey to Unshakable Faith

Waiting for a Miracle: One Mother's Journey to Unshakable Faith




One doctor’s journey of faith to save her two terminally ill baby girls.

Cyndi Peterson was a successful physician, wife and mother who had everything she ever dreamed of—yet true peace continued to elude her. Her quest leads her to Medjugorje, where Mary the Mother of God is reported to appear daily. After returning home newly committed to her faith, she faces every mother’s deepest fear. Her newborn baby Kelly is terminally ill.

Upon learning her next baby, Sarah, has the same diagnosis, Cyndi struggles to understand why God has asked this of her. How God moves in her life and answers her prayers will both surprise you and deepen your faith.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682611395
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Publication date: 07/12/2016
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Cyndi Peterson is an accomplished physician, speaker, and mother of five. A Mohs-licensed dermatologist, she served for nine years in the U.S. Navy as a flight surgeon and entered into private practice years later after a fellowship in specialized micrographic surgery. She stopped practicing dermatologic surgery in 2001 after discovering her only daughter had months to live. Since losing her two daughters to Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Cyndi has become a renowned speaker on issues of Medjugorje, life, and the family, and has testified in Washington State against embryonic stem cell research. She has been interviewed by ETWN, Ave Maria radio, and has spoken at numerous national and international conferences to tens of thousands of people. For more information, visit her website at www.cyndipeterson.com

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix

Foreword xi

Chapter 1 Pleading for a Miracle 1

Part 1 A Call to Faith

Chapter 2 Everything I Wanted 8

Chapter 3 The Dream 13

Chapter 4 Hiding 17

Chapter 5 "It's My Brother's Fault" 26

Chapter 6 Signs and Wonders 35

Chapter 7 The Admission 44

Part 2 Medjugorje

Chapter 8 The First Night 48

Chapter 9 Making a Deal with God 57

Chapter 10 More Signs 61

Part 3 Kelly

Chapter 11 It's a Girl! 76

Chapter 12 Searching for Answers 84

Chapter 13 The Diagnosis 93

Chapter 14 Time to Confess 100

Chapter 15 Back to Medjugorje 100

Chapter 16 A Call to Obedience 118

Chapter 17 More Desperate Prayers 131

Chapter 18 A Tough Surrender 141

Chapter 19 Another Child? 149

Chapter 20 The Deepest Pain 157

Chapter 21 The Funeral 160

Part 4 Sarah

Chapter 22 "We Can Help You" 168

Chapter 23 A Healthy Baby Girl! 177

Chapter 24 Blindsided 182

Chapter 25 Return to Medjugorje 190

Chapter 26 Enjoying Sarah 194

Chapter 27 Questions for God 199

Chapter 28 Another Funeral 205

Chapter 29 A Mother's Vision 212

Chapter 30 Discovering the Miracles 215

Appendix A Reflections on Waiting for a Miracle 221

Appendix B Medjugorje 234

Acknowledgments 237

About the Authors 241

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