Saturday, January 21, 2017

Lessons from Zachary: Turning Disability into Possibility by Sandy Scott

Lessons from Zachary
Turning Disability into Possibility
by Sandy Scott

Publisher: International Publishing Works (December 5, 2016)
Publication Date: December 5, 2016
Genre: Non-Fiction | Special Needs
Print Length: 237 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
Sandy Scott had it all: a beautiful country home, a successful husband, and the freedom to be a stay-at-home mom. Then the news crashed down on her like a Tsunami: her infant son Zachary not only had severe brain damage but probably wouldn't live past his first birthday.
As denial gave way to despair and grief, Sandy looked out over the new, strange world into which her family suddenly found themselves thrown and wondered if they would ever know happiness again.But it was in the very challenges that Zachary's condition presented to her that she discovered her own hidden inner resources and a whole new level of compassion among other people. She eventually took on greater roles in the disability community and found her calling as a life coach.In Lessons from Zachary,
Sandy shares the knowledge and insights she gained through her own personal journey of discovery and overcoming obstacles, showing us how to use our strengths to navigate life's difficult situations to find meaning and lasting fulfillment. Scattered throughout her moving story are multiple useful tools from life coaching--Life Wheel, checklists, Miracle Question, and others--to help us develop our unknown potential.

 
 Lessons from Zachary: Turning Disability into Possibility 
by Sandy Scott

Lessons from Zachary: Turning Disability into PossibilityWe all feel alone and overwhelmed at times as a parent. The world seems to be against us, sleep is a rare commodity and the one person you should be able to lean on is feeling the same. A newborn is a blessing that requires and deserves superhuman strength and commitment. For one mother, her newborn wasn’t born perfect and he was till her greatest gift and her greatest test of inner strength.

Follow Sandy Scott’s true story of life with Zachary, born with severe brain damage and not expected to live more than five years. Discover what Sandy did, that the gift of his life was far more than the pain of his disabilities. It was an opening of doors, of self-improvement, compassion and learning to handle everything life tosses into the mix, including a husband who left, and made her life a lonely hell as he moved on with brutal callousness. His loss, totally.

Lessons from Zachary: Turning Disability into Possibility is the story of a woman given a half empty glass filled with cracks and how she repaired and filled that glass with her inner strength and motherly love. The more she experienced with Zachary, the more she learned, the more she craved more knowledge, found time to give to others and to share what she has learned. Sandy also learned to accept help, support and the love of those who understand.

An inspiration for anyone in her shoes, a wakeup call to those who expect life to make them happy, make them successful at life, Sandy Scott is an amazing woman with a beautiful story to share.
I cannot recommend this book enough. I know there is room on this remarkable and positive tale on every bookshelf.

I received this copy from Sandy Scott in exchange for my honest review.


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