Book Review of With Angel’s Wings by Stephanie A. Collins

 with angel's wings


With Angel’s Wings is a book about having children that are not as healthy as we expect them to be when they are born. Though children come with no guarantee that they will be healthy, or geniuses, beautiful or outstanding in any way, they are our children. We trust that they will be perfect in our eyes. They are born of our bodies and are gifts from God. Most of us greet pregnancy with excitement and pleasure, as did this mom. Her dreams of a smooth pregnancy and labor followed by the birth of a happy, healthy baby are immediately crushed just a short time after delivery. This story is about that never-ending ordeal. She meticulously relays the medical problems and details. Even more important though is the fact it is a testament to courage and unconditional love. This mother displays both and eventually a future husband joins her and displays these same qualities.

Besides medical procedures and operations, everyday struggles to care for two children, she is trying to save a failed marriage and keep up enough strength to just survive.

This couple is both steadfast in their putting the children first and very creative in ways to keep up an impossible schedule. The logistics necessary for such a feat are overwhelming. The saintly patience felt throughout the book makes this couple, heroes in my eyes.

In an act of faith, she ordered the doctors to do go through with an operation to do some difficult heart surgery. Her entire family was against it. Those folks would have chosen another path, an easier path, which would certainly mean the ultimate death of a sweet, innocent baby

There comes a time when the story takes a darker turn and the unthinkable is discussed with such honesty that this author must again be commended for sharing her personal memoir.

This is a highly recommended book about amazing people who struggle against all odds. You will not be disappointed.


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