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The Lucky Few : Finding God's Best in the Most Unlikely Places
by Heather Avis and Lysa TerKeurst


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These are the faces that call me "mom," the three children who made me a mother.

When I started my journey into parenthood I never thought it would look like this. I never planned on having three adopted children, and I certainly never imagined that two of them would have Down syndrome.  Read more...


 
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Overview

These are the faces that call me "mom," the three children who made me a mother.

When I started my journey into parenthood I never thought it would look like this. I never planned on having three adopted children, and I certainly never imagined that two of them would have Down syndrome. But like most of the things God does, once we stepped into the craziness and confusion of the unknown and unplanned, we quickly realized that we were indeed among the lucky few.

When my husband and I decided to grow our family ten years ago, we were surprised to find that getting pregnant was not as easy as we had thought it would be. And as we navigated the ups and downs of infertility, God led us down the path of adoption. Of course, we would adopt Not what we had originally planned, but certainly a wonderful option.

But just as we began to get a comfortable grasp on growing our family through adoption, God introduced us to Macyn Hope, a very sick little girl with Down syndrome who desperately needed a family. As we continued to follow God's calling, first with Macyn, and later with Truly and then August, we found ourselves further and further from the comfortable paths we thought our lives would take, and instead moving down some very scary, and often painful roads.

Even though at times His plan seemed terrifying and even downright foolish, little could we have known how much goodness, blessing, and joy would flow out of loving these three little people He's put into our lives. No, it's not been easy: not the open-heart surgeries or the challenges of raising two children with Down syndrome or the complexities of dealing with birth-families or the struggles we've had with the public education system. But through it all, every new and uncomfortable situation has only proven to be another chance to see how very good God's plan is for our lives and how downright lucky we are to be able to live it out.

It's only the lucky few that recognize that the most beautiful things in this life are often found in the differences. What some would see as misfortune, I've learned to see as nothing more than pure luck.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780310345466
  • ISBN-10: 0310345464
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publish Date: March 2017
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Religion > Christian Life - Family
Books > Family & Relationships > Adoption & Fostering
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Religious

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2017-02-20
  • Reviewer: Staff

Avis, founder of the popular Instagram account @macymakesmyday, is the adoptive mom of three young children and wife of Josh Avis, a former director of Fellowship Monrovia in California. She shares how passionate she was about the birth process; she couldnt wait to join her sister in motherhood. Unfortunately, a rare reaction to a dye caused irreparable harm to Aviss body, leaving her unable to conceive. The Avises were heartbroken, but didnt stay in that sorrowful place. They began investigating the adoption process, and, over two short years, they chose to adopt three delightful babies, two of whom have Down syndrome. Aviss personal story is inspirational, her courage is infectious, and readers will close out this text wondering how they might step out in faith as the Avises did. Avis and her husband live their lives in honest authenticity and humbly give all the credit to Jesus for pointing their hurting hearts to children in need. This touching book is overflowing with somber realities, comic relief, and everyday mothering mishaps. (Mar.)

 
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