The Life We Never Expected
The book, The Life We Never Expected, was written by Andrew and Rachel Wilson. In this book, Andrew and Rachel Wilson understand what it means when things do not turn out the way you would expect. “As the parents of two children with special needs, their story mingles deep pain with deep joy in unexpected places. With raw honesty, they share about the challenges they face on a daily basis – all while teaching what it means to weep, worship, wait, and hope in the Lord. Offering encouragement rooted in God’s Word, this book will help you cling to Jesus and fight for joy when faced with a life you never expected.”
Soaking Up Truth
The Life We Never Expected is a book that I didn’t expect. It is focused on the trials, tribulations, joy, and hope of raising children with special needs. Andrew and Rachel Wilson are raw and forward with their strengths and trials within parenting, friendships, and marriage. Marriage is hard, even after many years. Parenting is hard, no matter the stage your child is in at the time. Parenting a child with special needs is extremely taxing on your heart, mind, sanity, and especially your marriage.
“They know that they need more than what they can perform or pull together. They need grace, every day, and they need power, every day. This book doesn’t tell you to try harder or to be more heroic. The book shows you how to come to Jesus, just as you are, for everything you need. That’s good news.”