Monday, April 24, 2017

5 Months Apart: A Story of Infertility, Faith, and Grace by Kerstin Lindquist

5 Months Apart: A Story of Infertility, Faith, and Grace

My girls aren’t twins, though they look remarkably alike. They were conceived in the same month but born five months apart. Despite the years of pain we endured living with infertility and struggling to adopt, these girls are the miracle that happened when we gave in to God’s plan. My journey to becoming a mother wasn’t an easy one, and it certainly wasn’t glamorous. I was nearly destroyed by miscarriage and equally as devastated by the adoption process. Our fight to become a family played out on the set of a local network news program every morning. I smiled through the pain as a TV anchor while my dreams of becoming a parent seemed to bleed away year after year. Infertility and adoption brought me to my knees, but that’s where the Lord found me and taught me to stop hiding. 5 Months Apart is intended to help families come out of our society-imposed seclusion, to ask for help and to believe in the ultimate happy ending: a successful pregnancy and a blessed adoption. Throughout, the underlying message is faith, honesty, and enduring grace. Lindquist’s story will show you that, no matter what path you’re on, there is hope, healing, and even miracles when you give in and let God lead.

My Thoughts: 
This book can be extremely painful, yet encouraging if you are sitting on the side of the fence waiting, dreaming and believing that your dream of a family one day will happen. Kerstin Lindquist tells her journey with complete raw honesty, emotion that will make you cry and story full of grace where we see God do the impossible. Miracles still happen and they happen everyday! This book is beautiful. We get to be invited into a the journey that the Lindquist's have been on. Each page makes you feel like you're sitting down having coffee with Kerstin as she pours out her heart and soul. If you're walking the journey of infertility or a recent miscarriage, this book will not take away the pain, but instead it will offer a sense of hope, it will strengthen your faith and you will see a great story of redemption. This book is a continual reminder to me of God's faithfulness and His greater story. I appreciate this book so much. Thank you to Wynn Wynn Media for providing me a copy of this book. I read it from start to finish in one sitting with tears coming down my eyes. I could not put it down. I give this book 5/5 stars. A favorable review was not required. 

To pick up your copy or a copy for a friend, head here! 

Q: This week is National Infertility Awareness Month. Did you know that 1/8 families struggle with infertility? Who is someone you know that you could reach out to and let them know they aren't alone? 

About the Author:

Kerstin Lindquist is an award-winning broadcast news journalist and host at the leading home shopping channel, QVC. She started her career in network news working for local affiliates of NBC, Fox, and ABC. Kerstin was awarded four Emmys for her reporting. Kerstin and her husband live with their three children, in a farmhouse in Eastern Pennsylvania. They spend their free time in warm climates-preferably with sand. 


Anonymous said...

I have tears in my eyes reading your review. Hugs, my Sara!

Anonymous said...

I want you to know that I ordered this book and read it in one sitting and I could not believe this book! It was exactly as you said, Sara. I ordered a few copies for the young ladies at my church. Thank you, dear.