My girls aren’t twins, though they look remarkably alike. They were conceived in the same month but born five months apart. Despite the years of pain we endured living with infertility and struggling to adopt, these girls are the miracle that happened when we gave in to God’s plan. My journey to becoming a mother wasn’t an easy one, and it certainly wasn’t glamorous. I was nearly destroyed by miscarriage and equally as devastated by the adoption process. Our fight to become a family played out on the set of a local network news program every morning. I smiled through the pain as a TV anchor while my dreams of becoming a parent seemed to bleed away year after year. Infertility and adoption brought me to my knees, but that’s where the Lord found me and taught me to stop hiding. 5 Months Apart is intended to help families come out of our society-imposed seclusion, to ask for help and to believe in the ultimate happy ending: a successful pregnancy and a blessed adoption. Throughout, the underlying message is faith, honesty, and enduring grace. Lindquist’s story will show you that, no matter what path you’re on, there is hope, healing, and even miracles when you give in and let God lead.
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Kerstin Lindquist is an award-winning broadcast news journalist and host at the leading home shopping channel, QVC. She started her career in network news working for local affiliates of NBC, Fox, and ABC. Kerstin was awarded four Emmys for her reporting including, most notably, one for a series of previously unauthorized interviews with young military men stationed in Guantanamo Bay. When her children were born in 2009, Kerstin started to write a blog as the first local news anchor in San Diego to request double maternity leave. Her weekly accounts documenting her experiences as a first-time mother to two non-biological daughters of the same age allowed her to continue to connect to her viewers while off the air. The confessional nature of her writing and the intensely personal stories she shared resonated deeply with her fans, and the blog quickly became the first successful employee-created account on the station’s website. When she left broadcast news in 2011 to enter the word of national broadcast home shopping at QVC, Kerstin took her writing with her and found her new viewers even more eager to hear how she survived years of infertility and a difficult adoption. Kerstin can be seen four days a week on QVC and is the host of one of the top grossing shows on the network, airing Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stories about her children are a large part of her daily broadcasts.Kerstin and her husband live with their three children in Eastern Pennsylvania. They spend their free time in warm climates—preferably with sand.
I read this in one sitting. It was a raw read for me. It hit home. I loved how Lindquist shared her heart all the ups and downs. She is a die hard advocate for adoption and I love that about her. I loved how the Lord blessed her with two girls. She never gave up. She is so strong willed. Faith and Hope two must haves when going down the road of infertility.
I would love to have the blessings that Lindquist has been given we have tried so hard to have a baby and we were adopting a baby girl and we had her six months then she was ripped away from us so this is a book that I will hold dear to me and reread. There is hope for us yet. I truly believe this book will give hope to many woman.
I gave this book 5 stars and I strongly recommend it.
I received this book from Wynn Wynn Media for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.