Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Blessed, Blessed, ... Blessed

We aren't watchers of Duck Dynasty. We've watched an episode or two, when it was known they'd be featuring Mia Robertson, who like Rachel, was born with a cleft lip and palate. 

But when I learned that Missy Robertson had written a book about their journey with Mia, I knew I JUST HAD to have that book. And there's nothing better than having Amazon Prime when something is first released! I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and start reading. 

I read the book in two and a half days. 

It was a book I could hardly put down. But at the same time, I had to keep taking breaks, because as I read, I was reliving our journey with Rachel. Every anticipated surgery, every recovery, every struggle, was not only Missy and Jase's journey with Mia, but it was also OURS. It was Darcy and Steven's journey with Rachel. 

Once Mia's story came to play in Chapter 3, every emotion, every feeling, every thought that Missy expressed as a Mother, it was as though she'd been in my head. She and I could have been the same person. 

We knew that the Robertson family had strong Christian values, but I had no idea until I read this book just how true and devoted they are to loving Jesus, to living life pleasing to Him. 

This book definitely touched me in more ways than one and I recommend it to anyone who's life has been affected by a child born with a cleft.