Blessed, Blessed, Blessed
By Missy Robertson with Beth Clark
Published by Tyndale
224 Pages

Back Cover:  Missy Robertson knew that marrying duck-hunting family man Jase Robertson would be an adventure . . . and she was up to the challenge. Their life together was good (even after Jase grew the beard). They had two children, worked hard to help build the thriving Duck Commander business, and loved and served God.

But after a difficult and risky pregnancy, their daughter, Mia, was born with a cleft palate―a serious condition requiring multiple cranial and facial surgeries. As their baby struggled to breathe, and Missy and Jase faced a life that suddenly looked very different than the one they’d planned, they found themselves staring down one of life’s biggest questions: Where is God in all this pain?

This is the Robertson’s’ story. It’s for anyone scared and overwhelmed by a problem they can’t fix; anyone lost and searching for a way through. You’ll meet the young girl Mia who captured A&E’s Duck Dynasty viewers’ hearts, and learn how Missy and Jase have raised her and their sons to be faithful, confident, and secure in who they are. You’ll be inspired by how the Robertson family stuck by each other through the hardest times. And you’ll discover that God’s blessings are bigger than you ever dreamed―and there when you need them the most.

REVIEW: Missy is the wife of Jase Robertson who is on the Television series Duck Dynasty. I’ve seen the show a few times. Jase cracks me up.

Missy opens up and shares their family struggles and heart ache in a personal and transparent. The story opens up with Missy getting an ultrasound of their third child, Mia who has a cleft lip.

Jase starts the book with a forward he says, “Most people think that cleft lip and palate is merely a cosmetic issue that can be quickly fixed. In fact, that was my initial mind set too, thinking, My daughter has a problem. Let’s fix it and move on.” If only it could be that simple. The harsh reality is that kids like Mia have surgeries and procedures to aid their speech, eating, and breathing the entire time they are growing.”

I liked how he thanks his wife for writing the book, “without you I could not be me – but God knew that, didn’t he?”

Missy then writes an introduction she says, “Trust me, I don’t know if anyone in the Robertson family expected Jase’s brother Willie, would ever have come up with the idea of putting our family on television. In our minds we have always been normal people doing our best to love God, love each other and raise our children well. …
She goes on to say, “One reason I wanted to write this book is to help families navigate through their difficulties, rather than having the challenges take charge and rule the family. Another reason I wanted to share our story is to encourage people facing any type of trouble in life that there is always hope, that the burden you think you can’t bear is already in God’s hands.”

The couple open us and talk about their life’s experiences happy, sad and the difficult. She says, “Through every circumstance, we have leaned on our faith, and we have found God to be completely trustworthy and faithful. We know what it’s like to hear bad news. We know how it feels to pray that God will do one thing in a situation only to realize He has done something else…and we are well acquainted with the financial strain of a major medical situation.”

“I pray that despite the challenges you face, you will view your life as I view mine: Blessed.”

This couple talks about living out their faith no matter what comes their way, which is an encouragement to anyone who reads about their journey. I have a special needs child and would have appreciated a parent’s outlook at what they experienced and faced with my similar situation. If you are a fan of their T.V. show you’ll love this book!

ABOUT AUTHOR: Wife of Jase Robertson and a member of the famous Robertson family that stars on the television sensation Duck Dynasty. She has her own clothing line called Missy Robertson by Southern Fashion House that she launched in 2014. She wasn't raised in a large family, but she had an easy transition into the Robertson lifestyle.

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