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Empty Hands to Open Arms is one such journey. Page after page, Paula Hernando describes the loss of a child she would never get to meet, conceived only in her and her husband’s imagination. She illuminates her lifelong struggle of trying to bend the hand of God in order to conceive or grant her a child through adoption.
Paula’s story offers hope where there seems to be only waiting, pain, and frustration. This is a testimony of the relentless faithfulness of God to heal the broken-hearted in surrender to His ultimate plan. Paula’s challenge was to learn that her resolution had been there all along.
About the Author
Paula Hernando received her diploma with highest honours as a freelance writer with International Correspondence Schools in 2001. She is a freelance writer who loves true stories of people experiencing the goodness of God. She has had two articles published in Living Light News Stepping: “Stones to Hope” (2012) and “From Rock Bottom to Rock Solid” (2012). Paula was thrilled to be shortlisted for Word Alive Press’s 2015 Free Publishing Contest in the non-fiction category for this, her first book. When not writing, her main love is the children she has connected with for over twenty-five years as an early childhood educator.