Blessed, Blessed. . . Blessed

Blessed, Blessed. . . Blessed

The Untold Story of Our Family's Fight to Love Hard, Stay Strong, and Keep the Faith When Life Can't Be Fixed

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Missy Robertson knew that marrying duck-hunting family man Jase Robertson would be an adventure . . . and she was up to the challenge. Their life together was good (even after Jase grew the beard). They had two children, worked hard to help build the thriving Duck Commander business, and loved and served God. But after a difficult and risky pregnancy, their daughter, Mia, was born with a cleft palate a serious condition requiring multiple cranial and facial surgeries. As their baby struggled to breathe, and Missy and Jase faced a life that suddenly looked very different than the one they'd planned, they found themselves staring down one of life's biggest questions: Where is God in all this pain? This is the Robertson's story. It's for anyone scared and overwhelmed by a problem they can't fix; anyone lost and searching for a way through. You'll meet the young girl Mia who captured AEs Duck Dynasty viewers hearts, and learn how Missy and Jase have raised her and their sons to be faithful, confident, and secure in who they are. You'll be inspired by how the Robertson family stuck by each other through the hardest times. And you'll discover that God's blessings are bigger than you ever dreamed and there when you need them the most.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2016.
[United States] : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2016.
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Additional Contributors: Clark, Beth 1967-- Author
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Aug 06, 2016

Blessed, Blessed... Blessed is the story of Missy and Jase Robertson, and their special needs daughter, told in their own words. I was first introduced to Missy and Jase on the show Duck Dynasty. (Great show, if you haven't seen it before!) I knew from the show that their daughter had been born with a cleft palate, but to be honest I hadn't thought much about it. I thought that babies born with cleft palate had surgery when they were young and were "fixed." I had no clue until I read Blessed, Blessed... Blessed how much of a process it is. At the end of the book Mia (the daughter) had her fourth big surgery at age 10... and it might not even be her last. In between the surgeries there were still lots and lots of treatments, and some of them had to be administered by Missy. The Robertsons were able to secure top-notch treatment for Mia, but it meant driving five hours each way to Dallas, Texas for those treatments, and paying out of pocket since their insurance didn't cover it.

So this was not the story that I was expecting when I picked up Blessed, Blessed... Blessed! It ended up being a true page-turner to me, but I did go into it expecting something more lighthearted, like the other Duck Dynasty books. I was fascinated by the Robertson family's strength in the face of adversity. Even young Mia never seems to balk at the treatments or get down about how she looks different from other kids her age. A lot of celebrity memoirs are kind of sub-par in writing, but the Duck Dynasty books continue to impress me. I think Beth Clark has helped with the writing in most of them, and she's good! Even though I knew in the back of my mind that the Robertsons are doing quite well now, I still felt a connection to Missy. I felt like we could grab a cup of coffee and chat and it wouldn't be weird. I appreciate that the family is always very open about their deep faith in their books too. They don't shove it in your face; it's worked into the story.

Overall, this is a great book. You'll cheer for Mia and her family the whole way!

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