When Kelvin and Naomi married, they blended four hearts: theirs and those of their two sons. They looked forward to raising their children in a home filled with the joy of the Lord and having their marriage reflect God’s love. They hoped theirs would be an example to other blended familes. What unfolded was not the happily ever after they expected, but rather a stretching, far beyond the limits they could ever have imagined. Blended Beyond Expectation is a snapshot in time that invites you into the heart of a wife and mother. How does her heart follow God’s instruction to prepare? How does it recover from loss, and respond to suffering? Witness her journey as Naomi struggles to honor and respect her husband while desperately trying to save a prodigal son. Peek through the window of her heart as she weighs the balance of caring for other’s children while suffering the loss from her own womb. Share in the rebirth of her spirit as she hopes and trusts God for total restoration. Appearing at the end of each chapter are five key points designed to usher your heart into a journey of surrender and healing: DEVOTIONAL ANECDOTES: lessons intended to develop inner strength and confidence; QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER: designed to make you think deeply and look insightfully; WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT: to fall in your barren place and produce fruit in your due season; SONGS FOR YOUR SEASON: to seize the opportunity for music to heal; and, ACTS OF KINDNESS: so you may carry out a good deed for yourself or another. Don’t be afraid. Take this journey with her.