For Christy and Kevin Beam, faith meant one foot in front of the other as they lived life in the shadow of their middle daughter Annabel’s devastating illness. Diagnosed with an incurable, life-threatening digestive disorder, little Anna persevered through years of pain and invasive testing and treatments. Her childlike faith inspired everyone around her, but Christy’s heart shattered when an exhausted Anna finally told her, “Mommy, I just want to go to Heaven with Jesus where there is no pain.”
Christy Wilson Beam’s uplifting memoir is a riveting tale of a mother’s ferocious advocacy for her hurting child, a testament to the dynamics of faith and family, and a balm for any soul longing to know the powerful reality of God’s love. Beyond the heart-stopping account of Annabel’s rescue are the undeniable ripple effects, miracle upon miracle, through which a singular truth becomes evident: we are all, every one of us, cradled in the hand of God.