When twenty-eight-year-old Jennifer Hander learns that she and her husband are expecting identical twin girls, she’s ecstatic. But what should be a fantastic experience soon turns into a medical nightmare. The girls develop TTTS (Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome) and are delivered by emergency caesarian section at just twenty-six weeks’ gestation. Alexa and Alysa both enter neonatal intensive care minutes after delivery. Three months later Alexa is released, but Alysa never makes it home. A Place of Peace chronicles Hander’s intimate experience, from the twins’ conception until the day that Alysa passes away in her mother’s arms. In the midst of her overwhelming grief, Hander realizes that the loss of a child is enough to destroy a person—but she refuses to succumb to the darkness. Instead, she clings to her faith and allows the peace of the Lord to enter her heart. Hander’s moving tribute to her daughter shows us that the Lord has wonderful things planned for all of us. Only when we open ourselves to his will and accept his plan can we find contentment. A Place of Peace inspires readers to follow God’s path and discover the hope found through a relationship with him.
Publisher: CYJ Books (April 24, 2012)