So way back in 2013 when I went to Allume for the first time, I had a necklace in my "swag bag" with Hebrews 6:19 on it. Since then this verse and an anchor keep popping up in unexpected places at times when I really need it. Flash forward to May when this book review opportunity comes through my inbox. I immediately said yes without much thought.
I looked Kayla Aimee up online and started to get to "know" her a little better so that I was prepared when her book came in the mail. I was enthralled with her story. Then I discovered that we actually have mutual real-life, non-blogger friends. I was so surprised! Then I remembered one of those friends asking for prayers for a preemie a few years ago and it all started to click.
In "Anchored: Finding Hope in the Unexpected", you will find a woman who's greatest dream is to be a mom. Only she never expected motherhood to happen like it did. When she gave birth at 24 weeks pregnant, Kayla Aimee found that the only thing that kept her from falling apart was that her faith was anchored so deeply into God that even through her doubts and fears she knew he was there and that she could count on him. Watching the journey her daughter went through was something no one ever thinks they will go through and she certainly had her lows in how she handled it. But she learned that being her daughter's biggest advocate and that gaining any and all knowledge that she could was how she could gain strength.
Kayla Aimee's story brings with it the reminder that hope can be found even in the bleakest situations. All that we have to do is remained anchored to the God who gives us that hope.
I really want to encourage you to read this book. It's not long and it is worth every second you have it in your hands. (And the cover is pretty.)
**I received this book in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.**