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The Lucky Few

Heather Avis

The Lucky Few

Heather Avis

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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. 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.



- Publisher

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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. 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.


- Publisher

Meet the Author

Heather Avis

Heather is the founder of the hit Instagram account @macymakesmyday, which is enjoyed by and inspires people from all walks of life from every corner of the world. Heather is a wife to her loving and supportive husband Josh, and mother to Macyn, Truly, and August. They live in Southern California.

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Great, can't put it down, read
5 stars By Vanessa, Mar 19 2018
An amazing story of surrendering to Gods will for your life. Trusting in the goodness of God and the realisation of Gods gift in unexpected places.
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5 stars By Ling, Jan 04 2018
This is a great book about surrendering one's will to God. It is a true story about a young woman struggling with infertility, adoption and Down Syndrome children. Not everyone has the courage to do what this young couple did and it's a very inspiring and easy read. It's not preachy at all and I believe it will encourage any parent with Down Syndrome children too. Highly recommended! 
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Best Read of 2017
5 stars By Melissa, Jan 03 2018
I have read several books on the topic of adoption and this is by far my favourite. This is an easy and captivating read. It's a book full of joy, hope and life. I would highly recommended this book for anyone considering adoption, anyone with special needs children, and anyone who wants to be inspired to step out in faith in whatever area that is. 
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  • Catalogue Code 457122
  • Product Code 9780310345466
  • ISBN 0310345464
  • EAN 9780310345466
  • Pages 224
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Mar 2017
  • Sales Rank #46066
  • Dimensions 213 x 139 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.213kg

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