Chicken Soup for the Soul contributor Lauri Khodabandehloo shares her very personal and heart-tugging story of raising a daughter with autism during a time when doctors were just learning about the disability themselves.

Taking us on a journey down the broken road that leads us to the truth of God's overwhelming faithfulness, and His promise to never leave us, she shares the special bond between those who are challenged with a developmental disability and the people who love them.

"I was first introduced to Lauri and Farema when I had the pleasure of reading Lauri's submission to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Children with Special Needs. It was an honor to read their entire story Lonely Girl, Gracious God and what happens when a parent stands against the odds, armed with love, perseverance, and faith. Lauri's first novel is heart breaking, heart wrenching and achingly honest and most importantly, triumphant."

    -Heather McNamara ,co-author, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Children with Special Needs & Chicken Soup for the Unsinkable Soul