ALL CHILDREN ARE A BLESSING
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: My daughter gave birth to a child with Down’s syndrome. We have sorrow about the life ahead, but my daughter has joy in taking care of this little one. Why does God permit this to happen? — D.S.
A: Many years ago millions of people around the world were touched by the life of a little girl who lived two short years. Her name was Robin and she was born with borderline Down’s syndrome. She also had a heart condition that gave her a small chance of surviving for long.
After Robin’s death, her famous mother, Dale Evans Rogers, wrote the bestselling book, “Angel Unaware.” It was written as though Robin were speaking to her parents from Heaven. It drove her father, Roy Rogers, into God’s Word. From the life of this exceptional child a new Roy Rogers was born. Dale said often that it was because the Lord sent Robin to them that she, herself, began to walk closer to God.
“Angel Unaware”, 50th Anniversary Edition
A Touching Story of Love and Loss
by: Dale Evans Rogers
Through Great Grief Can Come Great Joy
In the 1950s, doctors often advised parents of disabled babies to put them away in institutions or homes. But when entertainers Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Rogers discovered their new baby, Robin, had Down Syndrome, they were determined to take her home and give her their love.
It wasn’t easy. Through countless surgeries and sleepless nights, the Rogers found themselves exhausted and worried-until they began to notice a change in their lives. Somehow the unexplainable and unexpected was happening-Robin was helping Roy and Dale draw closer to God and to each other. Robin’s brief life also persuaded them to do all they could to help others in similar circumstances.
Told from Robin’s point of view in heaven, Angel Unaware is a touching story that has inspired millions of readers around the world. Whether you are a parent of a special needs child or have experienced the loss of a loved one, Robin’s story will bring you the peace and understanding you need in difficult times.