Husband and wife authors Joe and Cindi Ferrini's course in life changed from the birth of their first child. Yet, it did not stop there. Unexpected Journey shares the life of a family where daily challenges became a way of life—caring for a child with special needs and parents in their declining years.
Sharing with others about having a child with special needs to care for is like visiting the Grand Canyon. "We’ve been there, and we can tell others what we saw, the vastness of the expanse, the beauty of the colors in the rock formations, fabulous sunrises or sunsets, and the grandeur. But unless others experience it as we have, they will likely never quite get the view. A photo gives an idea of what the Grand Canyon looks like, but unless they’ve walked in our shoes, stood on the edge of the wide-open space, and taken in how 'big' it is, they can’t experience it."
Joe and Cindi give the reader a glimpse into the lives of those who give full-time care to others who need special care and attention and give hope to the full-time caregiver for the long journey.
Our friends Joe and Cindi have weathered some serious storms on their Unexpected Journey. If you’ve experienced disappointment, discouragement or the death of a vision, then this book is for you. Let them put their arms around you and encourage you regardless of where you are in your journey. You WILL find hope, courage and faith in these pages.
Dennis and Barbara Rainey, President/Co-Founders of Familylife
There is no job on earth more demanding, more lonely, and more discouraging than the job of raising a special needs child. And until you’ve walked that journey yourself, you can never fully appreciate the sacrifice that parents are called on to make. But there is a rich up-side to nurturing these special children that offer enormous personal rewards. Joe and Cindi Ferrini have walked that journey. They know what you’re going through and have solid, honest, and up-lifting hope for parents raising these unique and marvelous children.
Dr. Tim Kimmel