Monday, May 8, 2017

The Lucky Few {Review}

Parenthood didn't come about as Josh and Heather Avis thought it would.  After struggling with infertility, the pair decided to travel the adoption road.  Despite the bumps in the road, Heather still had a very clear view of how her family would look. That is until an email from her adoption agency left her questioning everything.  Through an amazing turn of events, Josh and Heather ended up adopting Macy, a precious little girl with Downs Syndrome requiring open heart surgery, medications, and multiple therapies.  Not ones to back down from a challenge, they went on to adopt a second child, and later a third child, also with Downs Syndrome.  Through it all, Heather chronicles the ups and downs that not only created their family, but also ultimately found her in a deeper relationship with her Creator.

The Avis story is one of encouragement and truth.  From struggling through infertility, to managing birth family relationships, to waiting through two open heart surgeries, Heather Avis isn't afraid to tell the honest truth about the messiness of life.  Despite her parenting journey not playing out the way she planned, Avis is honest about the ups and downs of adoption, foster care, and special needs, all without coming off as angry or looking for sympathy.  Instead, she reminds the reader of how she was constantly pointed to the greater reality of our Lord, walking in faith, and the joy that comes from obedience.  The Lucky Few isn't just for those looking to adopt.  Rather it's a book for anyone trying to understand adoption, how to support families, and more broadly for those catching a glimpse into the Father's heart.  I couldn't put it down.

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.  All opinions are my own.

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