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September 4, 2009--Grand Rapids, MI--If your child or the child of someone you know struggles with a life threatening or chronic illness, then you know how all-consuming such circumstances are. There's no such thing as having a "normal life," only a relentless and often lonely roller-coaster of giddy hope, streak fear, blessed victories, and shattering defeats---and constant prayer.
Jolene Philo knows how it is because she and her husband have traveled the road with their own son. In A Different Dream for My Child, Jolene shares frank, heartfelt meditations to build your faith and hope. You won't find trite, easy words. You will find rare understanding, refreshing honesty, and a wise spiritual companion to walk with you through the highs and lows that only the parent of chronically ill children can know.
We avoid the subject of chronically ill kids and the needs of their parents because it makes us feel uncomfortable. But each year, 10% of newborns spend time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and over two million children are hospitalized. When the parent's needs are met, they can better meet the needs of their sick children.
I have had the pleasure to meet Jolene, she is a fantastic godly woman. I really enjoyed her book and even though I have not had a chronically ill child, we have had hospitals stays with both oour girls and I could relate. her prayers are beautiful and touch the heart. This is a book that I will keep close as we travel the road with Nina and her medical needs due to Cerebral Palsy and little medical intervention.
Check out the book trailer on my previous post A Different Dream for My Child #1