What would you do if you were told by the doctors that your newborn child’s life would be very short? What if the doctors told you your son would live at most only a couple of days? Would you give up, resigning yourself to simply trust the doctors’ pessimistic assessment, or would you fight for his life against all odds? When his fourth child was born, author and inspirational speaker, David Ingerson was faced with these troubling questions.
The Caleb Years is a refreshing and inspirational account of the author’s journey through the treacherous waters of uncertainty and the deep emotional wounds parents of a chronically ill child must endure. The author’s vivid descriptions of each circumstance and deeply compelling emotion will put you in the middle of his story, more importantly this inspirational book will help you understand your own life story. You’ll find yourself not only identifying with their pain, struggles and grief, but also rejoicing in their victories.
The often absurd but real accounts of incredible situations will have you alternating between tears and laughter. Even in the midst of your pain you’ll be moved to celebrate each of life’s triumphs. Although you may not be able to determine the final outcome, you can decide how you are going to live each day – with hope and thankfulness or with bitterness. David Ingerson and his family, as intensely described in this inspirational story chose the way of hope–even when facing congenital heart disease (CHD) and the dread of HIV–and while it did not take away their pain it did give them the strength to live with meaning even when God didn’t seem to make sense.
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