I could not put this book down today. I finished it this afternoon, completely drawn into the story and the incredible work of God in this family’s lives!
A Gift of Love: One Woman’s Journey to Save a Life by Amy Clipston is the story of her husband’s terrible battle with kidney failure and two transplants. She is a gifted writer and it was apparent throughout the entire book. She weaved in relevant parts of their history while still maintaining the direction of the story – the road to transplant. I felt like I was right there with her through it all because of her writing style.
I was struck by her honesty about the struggles that they endured emotionally, as a family and as a couple. Going through kidney failure and dialysis took a toll on her husband and she was left to provide for their family and to deal with all of the accompanying stress. I loved that she was real and didn’t try to make herself appear to be a saint – she handled things like any one of us would! It gives me hope that if I (God forbid) am ever faced with this kind of situation, that I will rely on the Lord as she did and come out stronger in the end.
This book reminded me of the importance of being an organ donor, and I’m so glad that I am.
This is definitely worth the read. What a beautiful story of God’s healing in unique ways!
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