When life looks radically different than the plan we have for ourselves, it's the lucky few that recognize God's plan is best. That's what adoptive mom Heather Avis learned, and that's the invitation of this book.
As the mother of three adopted children - two with Down syndrome - Heather Avis has learned that it's truly the lucky few who get to live a life like hers, who actually recognize that God's plans are best, even when they seem so radically different from the plans we have for ourselves.
When Heather started her journey into parenthood she never thought it would look like this, never planned to have three adopted children, and certainly never imagined that two of them would have Down syndrome. But like most things God does, once she stepped into the craziness and confusion that comes with the unknown and the unplanned, she realized that they were indeed among the lucky few.
Discover in this book what 70,000+ followers of Heather's hit Instagram account @macymakesmyday already know: the power of faith and family can help us stay strong in the toughest times. This book will also be especially touching to those with adopted family members or children with Down syndrome in their lives.
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 couldn't wait to join her sister in motherhood. Unfortunately, a rare reaction to a dye caused irreparable harm to Avis's body, leaving her unable to conceive. The Avises were heartbroken, but didn't 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. Avis's 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.