Chosen For Charlie – When God Gifts You With a Special-Needs Child
When faced with the diagnosis that says your child will never be "normal" or that he or she will have "special needs," you don't feel chosen. You feel fearful, angry... confused. Questions race through your mind: Why did this happen? What am I supposed to feel? How do I raise this child? What do I do now?
When doctors told Jen Forsthoff that her daughter had Down Syndrome, her emotions swelled. And then, God spoke: "I chose you to be her mom." Those words brought clarity and helped Jen see the privilege she'd been given-the honor of loving and caring for her precious daughter.
If you are the parent (or parent-to-be) of a special needs child, you may feel lost, scared, hurt, angry, or confused. But know this: you are not alone. In Chosen For Charlie, you will find hope and encouragement for living with faith and finding the blessing in the most challenging circumstances. No, you are not alone. You are chosen.
About Jen Forsthoff (Fenton, Michigan Author)
Jen is a mother of two, pastor's wife, worship leader, and writer. She serves faithfully in her local church and has committed herself to the call of God on her life. As an Oral Roberts University graduate with a degree in Elementary Education, her experience in the classroom, among young families, and in ministry have given her both the experience and education that enables her to effectively communicate a meaningful and life-giving message. Jen longs for others to embrace the calling to parent his or her child specifically gifted to him or her and fulfill that calling with faith and total reliance on the word of God.