Eighty Days of Faith is a true story based on the premature
birth of my son, Ryan, and his eighty-day stay in the hospital.
I learned a lot about faith in those long days at the hospital.
Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things
hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” When our son
was born, weighing only two pounds, six ounces, we were given little hope
that he would survive. It’s easy to say that we have faith when things are
going well. When we are faced with some hard realities, sometimes that
faith is hard to find.
This story has been on my heart for many years. In 2005 I took a five-week
writing class in which I had to write something. What came out of that class
was the first chapter of this book. The class instructor encouraged me to
finish the book. Finally, after eight years of writing, rewriting, putting it away
for months at a time, and starting again, the book is finished.
I hope it will inspire you to keep the faith, even in the dark days. Thank you
for taking an interest in my story.
Photo by Samantha Tommer