I was chosen as a Beacon Hill Press blogger to read/review books and share my honest opinion.
I recently read A Story Unfinished: 99 Days with Eliot by Matt Mooney. I knew from the title this would be a hard read, but I was pleasantly surprised by Matt’s sense of humor and the way that he looked at their situation.
Before his son was born, Eliot was diagnosed with Trisomy 18. This meant that if he survived the birth, every moment would be uncertain. Instead of saying, “we only had 99 days with Eliot” Matt says, “we were blessed to have 99 days with Eliot”.
How awesome is that? He was able to look at their situation as a gift and a blessing and not a tragedy. Matt and his wife put their faith in God, and were able to see what they had been given as this amazing gift day after day, for 99 days. After all they went through, they started a non-profit called 99 Balloons.
The story was captivating. Even knowing how the story would end, I still wanted to see what happened next. It is obvious that Matt shows his heart and wants his readers to truly experience how he felt.