• Anchored

Anchored

Finding Hope in the Unexpected

You count a pregnancy by weeks and Kayla Aimee had only ticked off 24 of the 40 when she unexpectedly went into labor. She thought her church upbringing had prepared her for every circumstance but when tragedy struck and threatened to take the life of her newborn daughter, it felt as though once solid ground had turned to glass beneath her feet, destined to shatter everything she held sacred.

When swept into a story of suffering, we all find ourselves vulnerable, questioning everything we thought we knew as we wonder, “Where is God in this?” With everything feeling as fragile as her one and a half pound daughter, Kayla finds herself asking that same question as she faces her greatest fear: that she may have finally become a mother just to lose her only child.

Both poignant and humorous, Anchored recounts Kayla’s gripping story of learning to navigate her newfound motherhood in the most unexpected of ways, from holidays in the hospital and middle-of-the-night phone calls to the joy of coming home. With vulnerability and plenty of wit, Kayla lays bare her struggle to redefine her faith, her marriage, and herself within the context of a tragedy she never saw coming. For anyone who has felt their faith in God falter, Anchored extends a gentle invitation to join her as she uncovers a hope that holds.

details

  • isbn: 9781433686108
  • status: Active
  • season: Summer 2015
  • publish date: 07/01/2015
  • pages: 208
  • Anchored, eBook

Anchored, eBook

Finding Hope in the Unexpected

You count a pregnancy by weeks and Kayla Aimee had only ticked off 24 of the 40 when she unexpectedly went into labor. She thought her church upbringing had prepared her for every circumstance but when tragedy struck and threatened to take the life of her newborn daughter, it felt as though once solid ground had turned to glass beneath her feet, destined to shatter everything she held sacred.

When swept into a story of suffering, we all find ourselves vulnerable, questioning everything we thought we knew as we wonder, “Where is God in this?” With everything feeling as fragile as her one and a half pound daughter, Kayla finds herself asking that same question as she faces her greatest fear: that she may have finally become a mother just to lose her only child.

Both poignant and humorous, Anchored recounts Kayla’s gripping story of learning to navigate her newfound motherhood in the most unexpected of ways, from holidays in the hospital and middle-of-the-night phone calls to the joy of coming home. With vulnerability and plenty of wit, Kayla lays bare her struggle to redefine her faith, her marriage, and herself within the context of a tragedy she never saw coming. For anyone who has felt their faith in God falter, Anchored extends a gentle invitation to join her as she uncovers a hope that holds.

details

  • isbn: 9781433686122
  • status: Active
  • season: Summer 2015
  • publish date: 07/01/2015

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  • Kayla Aimee is hope clinger who knows that true hope does not disappoint. Hanging in the balance of every word she writes, you will find yourself rediscovering a God who truly does not leave us alone in the dark places—he joins us and holds us tightly.


    Stacey Thacker, coauthor of Hope for the Weary Mom: Let God Meet You in the Mess

  • All mothers will relate to Kayla Aimee’s fierce love of her daughter in this must-read memoir. Her writing is the perfect blend of passion, grace and humor that had me laughing and crying throughout the book.


    Jessica Turner, author of The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You

  • Kayla Aimee makes the reader a friend by letting us laugh and cry with her story, as if we were in it ourselves. Her vulnerability makes the reach of God into those in pain just as accessible as she is. Her nuanced and enjoyable story is beautifully uplifting for any stage of life.


    Sara Hagerty, author of Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

  • As a mother of a critically ill NICU baby, this is the book I was searching for during his hospital stay. Reading Anchored took me back to our own days sitting next to the isolette, and healed places in my heart I didn’t know were still raw. It’s a whole-hearted, honest, and encouraging story of hope and security, one that covers you like a warm, comforting quilt.


    Hayley Morgan, author of The Tiny Twig blog and cofounder of The Influence Network

  • Kayla Aimee’s path to motherhood is one that no mother would chose to walk. In Anchored, she shares the story of her daughter Scarlette’s birth as a micro-preemie with both raw honesty and humor. Five and a half months in the NICU transformed Kayla from a hesitant, insecure new mom into a competent and vocal advocate and caregiver for her child while preparing her daughter for life beyond hospital walls.

    Women will find themselves in this love story from mother to child, regardless of their birth own experience. Kayla reminds us that it’s not our own strength or faith that carries us, but a merciful God who extends us His grace. This is a story that needs to be told and a comfort to those looking for God in the midst of pain.


    Dawn Camp, author of The Beauty of Grace: Stories of God’s Love from Today’s Most Popular Writers

  • Anchored is a courageous story of hope for all those going through any of life’s storms. Through her captivating journey recounted, Kayla Aimee points to the unshakable truth that hope placed in Jesus Christ is beautifully secure. Anchored is a precious story of triumph and faith.


    Becky Thompson, author of Scissortail SILK blog