(Christy & Todd: The Married Years #3)
As Christy blows out the 26 candles on her birthday cake, she closes her eyes and makes a wish. Could this be the year that she and Todd finally have a baby? They know that everything will change once they have a child. Are they ready for all the adjustments a new little one would bring? Christy isn't sure.
But as her closest friends announce they are expecting, Christy's heart carries an ache for a child of her own. On their way home from Sierra's wedding, Todd opens up the discussion of adoption and soon a simple invitation turns into a life–changing season. Christy's patience and understanding are stretched beyond her limits, and she finds herself holding not just one baby in her arms, but two. Everything Christy and Todd thought about family and hospitality shifts as the two of them dare to make one more wish and believe that God's timing is flawless.
This was an enjoyable, read-it-in-an-afternoon kind of book. Having read many other books by Robin Jones Gunn, with these characters, I knew I was going to love delving back into the story. I think this might be my favourite from the Married Years series, because of the way Gunn captures Christy's emotions and responses to events in a real and identifiable way. I am so glad we see her struggles and the growth that comes from these - in her relationship with God as well as others around her.
A must-read if you have been following and enjoying Christy and Todd's story (you probably don't need telling...)!