Interview with Mellisa du Toit

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Everyday is a new opportunity to make a difference! To bring light , there where darkness reigns. I need to be a life boat for people in an ocean of hurt. We need to impact peoples lives, so that even when they move on, they will remember there is always hope.
Why did you decide to write this book?
I experienced such intense pain to see my son suffer, but instead of crying and accepting, I decided to fight! I realized that there are thousands of mothers out there, that cries for their children. Women feeling that God forgot about them, or doesn't hear their cries! Through his trauma and suffering, I saw the grace of God and I witnessed His love, as He heard my cry. At times I also felt, I had no control of what was happening to my family. Desperation drove me to the ultimate extremes to "fix " this problem. I felt like a lioness, fighting the ultimate fight, to protect her own! Only when I realized, it is not my fight to win and I handed it over, to a Mighty Warrior God, I found the peace. I want other people such as myself to know, that there is Someone bigger than the problem, that will take care of it. In my time of desperation, I needed someone, to tell me, that everything will be alright. I decided, that I need to tell people going through a storm, that it will be ok! The storm will pass and you will make it through!
What's the story behind this book?
My eldest son fell severely ill in his final school year and was totally paralyzed, in his upper body. Doctors had no hope for him of recovery, but the mother in me, refused to accept that. The book tells a story of desperation , but also determination, to take back what the enemy has stolen! The book reminds the reader, that we serve a Faithful God, who never leaves or forsakes His children, even if you think He forgot about you!
What are you working on next?
I am working on a book about my 2nd son. With this story I want my reader to know with certainty, that if God gives, He doesn't give in half measure. If He provides, He doesn't provide only half way! He supplies in ALL our needs, according to His riches!
Published 2017-02-08.
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Books by This Author

God hoor die gebed van ‘n Mamma
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,690. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Religion & self-improvement
Vind nuwe krag en moed in jou uur van storm en nood. Hoor God se stem wanneer die stilte van jou omstandighede, jou wil verdoof! Mellisa du Toit, ma van twee seuns, onderwyser, pastoor en motivering spreker, getuig dat God die gebed van elke ouer hoor. ‘n Doodgewone vrou,