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Gathering Courage : A Life-Changing Journey Through Adoption Adversity And$19.95Add to cart
Gathering Courage Media
Award winning, Gathering Courage, illustrates how perseverance conquered adversity, heartache, and a reading disability. T.A. McMullin’s life is amazing and inspirational. Her journey of overcoming the struggles of adoption, rejection, and foster home loneliness to a life of a distinguished educator brings hope and encouragement to readers.
Mystery Of Jack$15.99Add to cart
Although there have been several books written on the topic of Autism, The Mystery of Jack is a book of Hope and Excitement while coping with life’s new reality. The majority of books on this topic take a clinical approach and/or focuses on types of therapy, various diets, and the struggles of Autism. Basically, the books are focused strictly on Autism and not the physical and emotional impact it has on a family.
However, The Mystery of Jack’s primary focus is the parents (as viewed through the eyes of a father) and their adaptation to their newly defined world. The stories of the child (Jackson) are used to illustrate joy and happiness in areas of life often taken for granted. There are areas of sadness which is an unfortunate reality. But, the reader will experience an open and honest reflection of life’s new direction and how the joy or sadness is ultimately within their own control.
Why Is Collin Like That$25.99Add to cart
My story begins with a very unhappy baby boy, screaming day and night. My son, Collin, was diagnosed with PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder), under the Autistic spectrum, by the age of two. As Collin grew, the unmasking of his disorders did also. PDD, ADHD and OCD were among them. So began my new career as “doctor” stay at home mom.
I remember a seminar I attended a couple years ago with my mother. Questions from concerned parents swarmed the room like bees around a disturbed hive. The presenter addressed everyone patiently. He calmly said, “Listen, most importantly, you are looking for very peculiar behaviors.” My mother turned to me and said with a sigh of relief, “Well, thank God Collin doesn’t have any of those.” I looked at her so strange and replied, “Yeah, mom, you’re right. His sucking on batteries, throwing away silverware, keeping the spoons under his mattress and licking his hands while “grooming” his face is certainly not peculiar. I think we are safe…” We burst out laughing.
My daughter, Karlie, is a beautiful and loving little girl. Unfortunately, it took me a few years to discover how much she had taken on emotionally being the “big sister”. As parents, we do not always recognize just how much children are affected when it comes to having a sibling with a disability. Just the simple task of watching television together can be so hard for them. As parents, we need to raise awareness on the affects our “non-disabled” children deal with every day. Many prayerful nights have been spent attempting to communicate these issues to others. Prayerfully, this book will help you and His children. God hears you…and I HEAR YOU!