Saturday, November 24, 2018
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.
My thoughts: I thought that this book was packed with information on how to better serve special needs families. I love all the practical help that this book includes, since Sandra has a son with autism and a sister with Downs syndrome. I thought that this book filled a much needed gap. It's a wonderful resource for both those who have a child with special needs and those who would like to understand more of what it is like to parent a special needs child. I really liked how she ended the book with a reminder to be open and honest.
I received this book from Bethany House. This is my honest review.