In the years following the death of her 14-year-old son Steven, LaVonne began to recognize another influence in her life that had prepared her for one of lifeas greatest heartbreaks. LaVonne discovered a new significance to her life that led her from the depths of grief to a profound and unshakable sense of gratitude. The love and joy that she exudes in her life today is evidence of that other influence in her life that was ever present and profoundly exposed by her loss. This real-life story illustrates a dynamic relationship between the way we plan our lives and the way God infiltrates and redeems those plans for us. It is the story of unexpected blessings that emerge from lifeas detours when people are guided by the hand of a creative, loving, and ever-present God.