With Angel’s Wings by Stephanie A. Collins

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My review follows Collins’ book blurb found on Amazon.

With Angel’s Wings is the true story of Laura, a young wife and mother of a three-year-old daughter. Her husband, Kevin, a marine, is deployed overseas, leaving Laura to give birth to their second daughter and handle the two young children on her own.

Thirteen days after the birth of her youngest, the pediatrician detects a heart murmur. That leads to just the first of multiple diagnoses for both of her daughters, sending Laura on an unexpected and emotional journey into the world of parenting medically-fragile, special needs children.

Right when Laura fears she will break under the incredible pressure, she encounters the beauty of true love, in a most unexpected and unconventional way.”

Collins’ has written an extremely well-written book from her heart. With memoirs like this one, what the characters go through, pain, love, etc. the reader obtains a true glimpse on what is going on in the life of the memoirist, and their family, if any. The medical aspect shows endurance, and I relate to that with my own memoir, as a parent, and as a registered nurse. Just like my own memoir, I was able to relate to medical and emotional issues that no parent should have to face. Special needs children are a facet of life for too many parents, and this book is a must read for all parents, so that they can understand the needs of these children, and the issues involved. Like Collins’ I watched in horror seeing my child suffer, suffer immeasurably. Life goes on, love deepens, and perseverance continues onward through faith. Four Stars due to the telling/not showing and too much in depth medical information.

 

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