When Life Isn’t What You Thought {A Giveaway!}

Aug 30, 2017 | Faith, Parenting

A Giveaway!

I’m excited to host a giveaway of Becky Graham’s book, “Faithful: An Unexpected Journey to Motherhood.” Comment below this post to enter the giveaway! One of you will received a personal copy from Becky. Here’s an introduction from Becky.

“I think you’d look pretty cute pregnant,” he said, glancing at me with a smile.

“I hope they get your blue eyes and blonde hair,” I replied back looking at him with a smile as I reached for his hand.

“As long as they get your smile, I’d be happy,” he added.

Dave and I were on the way to the doctor’s office for my post op surgery results.

Four years earlier, at 27 and 31 years old, we married and were well into our careers, built our new house, and were ready to start a family. But, after two years, we still weren’t pregnant. I suggested we head to the doctor. After weeks of the two of us being poked and prodded, the doctor performed laparoscopic surgery on me. After the surgery the doctore gave Dave great news that she was able to clean up the endometriosis in my lower abdomen increasing our chances of conceiving.

However, all our dreams, hope and optimism shattered as the doctor stated, “I don’t know if you will ever conceive a child.”

Those words would change the trajectory of my life for the next 6 years. I started down the path of questioning God’s plan for my life as I fought for mental, emotional and spiritual health in my life as God asked me to trust Him for an unknown future.

Author and blogger Becky Graham shares her story of inconceivable trust in her newly released book, Faithful: An Unexpected Journey to Motherhood.

Faithful is available at RedemptionPress.com, Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and iBooks

Reader Reviews:

WOW! I started reading Becky’s book this afternoon and I cried and laughed, all in the first chapter! Becky is a very gifted writer. The book will change your life – even if you’ve never experienced infertility or loss! Becky openly shares her story, a story we all need to hear but are afraid to ask. Thank you Becky!

I just finished reading “faithful”. Becky is a gifted and talented writer! I love her writing style. It’s raw with emotion and brutally honest. I didn’t want to put it down once I started reading. So glad she had the courage to share her testimony with the world. This book is going to be a blessing to its readers!

Becky Graham is completely honest and her honesty kept me captivated. This is a beautiful story that illustrates how being faithful and trusting God’s timing brings peace even when faced with endless obstacles. She reminds me that obstacles are necessary to learning and the journey of life. My favorite line was “The more faithful I was to Him, the more faithful He was to me.”

The reading of this book itself is an unexpected journey to its readers as it makes us reflect upon our lives, the choices we make, and the importance of having faith… all in a very pleasant, fun, and even romantic way. Loved it!

Comment below to enter the giveaway by September 3!


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  1. Jess Stemm

    This book sounds so good!! And so similar to our journey…I’d love to read it and pass it along to a friend who’s in the thick of wondering what motherhood will look like for her.

    • Brenda L. Yoder

      Thanks Jess! You’re entered in the drawing!

  2. Diane Jellen

    Although I was blessed with four children, my sweet daughter-in-law is well passed her forty-fifth birthday and after three miscarriages has re-devoted her life to her career. I am praying this book will bring her some comfort and closure. However, I believe one does not have to experience this particular change of personal plans to realize the need for a strong faith to move us to an acceptance of God’s plan for our lives. Thank you, Brenda and Becky. God bless.

    • Brenda L. Yoder

      Oh Diane, what a heartache to walk alongside her in this. You are so right, though, of accepting God’s plans for us. That’s a big life lesson, no matter the circumstances!

  3. Claire Price

    Would love to read. Have struggled so deeply with this issue.

    • Brenda L. Yoder

      Thank you Claire! Your struggle is real.

  4. Andrea Miller

    Sounds like a good one:)

    • Brenda L. Yoder

      I thought of you often as I read this!

  5. Linda

    Infertility has been part of my life, my oldest is 20, but I’ve never forgotten the feelings I had during those years of intense grief and wondering. I think my heart will always ache for my sisters in waiitng.
    I would love a copy of this book for my friend Jeanie.

    • Brenda L. Yoder

      Thank you Linda! Thank you first for your tender heart and I will enter you in the drawing!

  6. Linda

    Would love to read this book. I suffered through infertility for many years before conceiving . Blessings to all that are on that journey .

    • Brenda L. Yoder

      Thank you Linda! Thank you also for sharing that with us. And you’re entered in the drawing!

  7. Diane Finnicum

    I would love to read this book as well. We’ve experienced infertility and loss and ended up turning to adoption. I would like to read about her journey. ❤️

    • Brenda L. Yoder

      Thank you so much Diane! Your story is one of many. It means so much when we know we’re not alone.

  8. Melissa Dontz

    Currently walking this journey as well. Loved this quote….
    “The more faithful I was to Him, the more faithful He was to me” …Definitely needed this reminder today!

    • Brenda L. Yoder

      I’m so glad Melissa! We need that reminder in front of us all the time

  9. Jessica Horner

    I would love to read this book!

    • Brenda L. Yoder

      Thanks Jess! I think Andrea would too! You’re entered!


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