About The Author
Although formerly an elementary and special education teacher, Tracy’s best preparation to author a devotional for parents comes from being the mother of five children and especially the mother of a daughter with Down syndrome.
Tracy attended Oral Roberts University and Southern Nazarene University graduating with a bachelor’s degree. She is degreed and certified in early childhood education, elementary education and special education and brings many years of experience to the classroom and her book.
The Breland family resides in Mobile, where Tracy and her husband, John, pastor South Coast Church. In addition to a busy church schedule, Tracy frequently speaks to churches, clubs and organizations to help special children and their parents rise above daily challenges and find treasure in a truly special life.
About The Book
When Tracy Breland’s daughter was born with Down syndrome, Tracy’s world went dark. She was devastated and found herself in a whirlwind of negativity—hearing hundreds of things that probably would go wrong and everything her special child would do late or never do at all. The only thing worse than the present she faced was the future to come. She was numb.
Yet, Tracy soon learned with God’s help, she and her daughter were not bound to a life dictated by a diagnosis. What began as a seeming misfortune transformed into the treasure of a lifetime. Now the mother of five and teacher of special education shares her journey of the heart with parents everywhere.