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The Lucky Few Audiobook

The Lucky Few: Finding God's Best in the Most Unlikely Places

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Publisher's Summary

These are the faces that call me "mom", the three children who made me a mother.

When I started my journey into parenthood I never thought it would look like this. I never planned on having three adopted children, and I certainly never imagined that two of them would have Down syndrome. But like most of the things God does, once we stepped into the craziness and confusion of the unknown and unplanned, we quickly realized that we were indeed among the lucky few.

When my husband and I decided to grow our family 10 years ago, we were surprised to find that getting pregnant was not as easy as we had thought it would be. And as we navigated the ups and downs of infertility, God led us down the path of adoption. Of course, we would adopt! Not what we had originally planned, but certainly a wonderful option.

But just as we began to get a comfortable grasp on growing our family through adoption, God introduced us to Macyn Hope, a very sick little girl with Down syndrome who desperately needed a family. As we continued to follow God's calling, first with Macyn, and later with Truly and then August, we found ourselves further and further from the comfortable paths we thought our lives would take, and instead moving down some very scary, and often painful roads.

Even though at times his plan seemed terrifying and even downright foolish, little could we have known how much goodness, blessing, and joy would flow out of loving these three little people he's put into our lives. No, it's not been easy: not the open-heart surgeries or the challenges of raising two children with Down syndrome or the complexities of dealing with birth-families or the struggles we've had with the public education system. But through it all, every new and uncomfortable situation has only proven to be another chance to see how very good God's plan is for our lives and how downright lucky we are to be able to live it out.

It's only the lucky few that recognize that the most beautiful things in this life are often found in the differences. What some would see as misfortune, I've learned to see as nothing more than pure luck.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

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    "encouraging"

    a beautiful family full of courage and faith, it was a privilege to read their story. can't help but feel renewed

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  • JuJu
    08/06/17
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    "A must read!!"

    This book was amazing!! One of the best books ever read. A must read. Thank you!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Maddie Noseworthy
    07/06/17
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    "Beautiful and honest."

    I am so grateful for Avis' honest account of her family's journey. An account of the heartbreak of infertility, the messiness of adoption, parenthood, and family. As well as the miracle of God's grace, that can take something so messy and heartbreaking and turn it into something beautiful and full of joy. This book has formed in me a new understanding of Downs Syndrome and adoption. I don't know how yet, but it will affect my future decisions and interactions with others. I will carry this story with me always, I will keep it in my heart.

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  • Jeremy Spencer
    28/05/17
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    "Transparent!"

    Heather is so honest about her journey through infertility and adoption. What an inspiring story of great faith! Recommend for anyone who has or wants to adopt. I love that the author is the narrator.

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  • Rollyn Zoubek
    02/05/17
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    "I wish I could give this a million stars"

    I loved every minute of this story. It's a real life hero's journey requiring gritty courage and resulting in an abundance of love from surprising places. I want to buy copies for all my friends. Thank you, Heather Avis. I can't wait for the next book!!

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  • Alyssa
    28/04/17
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    "The Avis' are truly, The Lucky Few"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would whole heartedly recommend this audiobook. Heather reads her book and is very lively and her passion for this journey she is on is apparent through each chapter.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Heather narrates her life through adoption and through the adoption of two special needs children. The story is the first hand account of Heather's life. You get a front row seat to all that God is doing through their story.


    What about Heather Avis’s performance did you like?

    Heather narrating her own story is comforting and she makes you feel like you are having a conversation over coffee about her life.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cried multiple times through this book, happy, very happy tears.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • R. Roths
    AMES, IOWA, US
    09/04/17
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    "Amazing!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to anyone/everyone. It was so well written & so real. I cried often & found myself loving & wanting to know this family. I didn't want it to end.


    What other book might you compare The Lucky Few to and why?

    I don't have any comparisons. This was the best audio book I have listened to.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The entire book!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, both. I laughed & cried with them & feel like this family our my friends now.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this story, loved this book & want to know this family as they grow up. It was such an endearing story & so heartwarming because its true. I love this family & can't wait for the next book Heather!

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  • Tamara Shope
    Albuquerque, NM USA
    05/04/17
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    "Beauty shines through"

    So much of this book was familiar to me and to our own story: the struggle and pain of infertility, the long road toward adoption, the beauty of community. I recommend it for anyone who has adopted, is considering it, or who loves someone on the journey. I also think it should be required reading for church and ministry leaders who want to grow into an inclusive church for people of all abilities and for adoptive families.
    The Avis family adopted three kids, and each chapter shows the glory of God in each uniquely humbling and incredible situation. Listen as Heather Avis tells you about how big her God is, and how beautiful life can be when you say yes to Him.

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