New Book Tells Couple’s Journey to Finding a Child to Share their Love with

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Lynde Dawn Hickox strengthens her relationship with God through a most troubling time

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The love a parent has for their child is a wonderful thing indeed. However, sometimes a couple is unable to have a child of their own, so they seek out other options. In the new book “Our Faith Journey - Destination: Not What We Expected” (published by WestBow Press), Lynde Dawn Hickox shares her own touching tale of becoming a parent.
Hickox shares her prayer journal entries with readers to show how she and her husband, Chris, trusted the Lord during a troubling time in their lives. By being obedient to God’s call, Hickox was led to volunteer at a local maternity center, where she met Holly, a struggling young lady battling with the desire to give her baby up for adoption. Readers will see the joy that Hickox and her husband felt when Holly chose them to be her baby’s adoptive family.
As time grew closer to the baby’s due date, Chris was unexpectedly forced by his employer to work away from home, and Holly became filled with anxiety and left the center unannounced.
In “Our Faith Journey”, Hickox shares growth in both her and Chris as God manifested Himself by strengthening them during the unexpected, stormy turn of events in their lives. Readers will experience how their faith increased and grew as they completely put their trust in God, even amidst the uncertainty of Holly’s whereabouts and the hope that God would bring Holly back to the center.
“By accepting the Lord and allowing Him to work in my life, little by little, year by year, He was able to peel back the layers of pain from childhood,” Hickox says. “Once I let go of those hurts and entrust them to the Lord, I was able to heal and be strengthened.”
About the Author
Lynde Dawn Hickox lives in southern Illinois with her husband, Chris, and two sons, Benton and Isaiah. She is a homemaker and volunteers at a Christian maternity center. In her spare time, Hickox loves to read and scrapbook.

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