Monday, September 21, 2015

Blessed, Blessed...Blessed by Missy Robertson

This week I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing "Blessed, Blessed...Blessed" by Missy Robertson with Beth Clark! One thing is for sure- I loved, loved, LOVED it!

Missy shares her blessing and trials throughout motherhood with her readers. The pregnancy difficulties and deliveries with her first two children, Reed and Cole, and the unexpected news that Mia was going to have some difficulties in her life. Upon inspection of the ultrasound, they knew that Mia would have a cleft lip, but did not realize just how severe her condition was. The day of Mia's birth, she was born via c-section and that's when they realized just how severe her cleft was. She ended up having both a cleft lip and cleft palate, which makes it extremely difficult to suck or eat.

Back then Jase and Missy were on a tight budget. Jase worked with Phil but Duck Commander was not popular yet and they had no intentions of ever being on tv. Despite this, they still wanted Mia to have the very best chance at life even if that meant they were paying off medical bills until they were old and grey.Through much research and talking to other families who had children with similar challenges as Mia, they decided to set up a consultation with some of the world's best doctors at a children's hospital in Dallas called ICI. They packed Mia up to go on her very first visit when she was only 17 days old.

Mia had many surgeries and difficulties ahead of her at such a young age but she never let that stop her. She ended up being an inspiration to her family and everyone else around her with her sunny disposition on life. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a child with a cleft lip or palate. Missy is so down to earth with her writing...I feel like I am just sitting down with a good friend while I'm reading. The thing I love most about the Robertson's is that they are honest about their faith and they don't pretend they are these perfect people, because they know that is just not possible! God is using Mia's situation for His good and they are now able to help so many other families with similar difficulties from the platform that Duck Dynasty has given them. They even have a fund called Mia Moo which Jase and Missy set up to help other families! They are truly an inspiration to me.

I rate this book as 5 stars, but if I could, I'd give it 100! I received this book for free from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.

To read more about Mia's story, please consider purchasing this book or visiting her website

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