Author: Tammy Chupp
Publication: July 22, 2016
Publisher: Ajoyin Publishing
Genre: Religious, Self-Help
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
“Our son Daniel Aaron Chupp slipped into the arms of Jesus on September 3, 1994, at only 13 1/2 months old. I didn’t know if I could recover from the most devastating moment of my life.” How do you trust in God in a time like this? This is an honest and raw book about the immeasurable depth of pain in the loss of a child. “If anyone is experiencing a “hard to understand” tragedy or overcome by grief yet want help, this book will give them hope; help them get back on their feet; show them how to treasure the good and look forward to better.”-Duane & Jeannie Vander Klok Senior Pastors of Resurrection Life Church in Grandville, MI
Daniel tells the story of a young couple who lose their 13 month old son, Daniel Aaron Chupp, in an unexpected and tragic accident. Through this unfortunate time in her life, author Tammy Chupp is able to experience peace and hope again through her relationship with God and the immeasurable love of His people. Tammy’s husband Rod also contributes to the book telling his perspectives of the loss of his firstborn son. Through this trial of life, Tammy and Rod beautifully put into words what all parents hope they never have to. It is a story of loss, of sadness, of love, of healing, of hope, and of God’s amazing grace.
Personally, I learned two important truths from this book. One truth is that God’s grace is unending, and having hope in Him is what can get you through the most difficult times you never want to imagine. The second truth is that you are to truly cherish your loved ones, especially your children. Cherish all the time with them and never take a single moment for granted.
If you have children, you will feel sympathy for the Chupp family and hope to never experience the same thing. You may also feel more equipped to deal with any sort of tragedy or hardship you may be facing. On the other hand, if you have lost a child, you will feel empathy right along with them, and, like them, hopefully be able to guide someone else along the path to healing. This book is a quick read and likely one that anyone will be able to get something out of. I have a great deal of respect for Tammy and Rod Chupp for being bold enough to pen such a story for future generations to be impacted on such a sensitive experience.