I love reading (when I can find the time!).
"Jesse, found in heaven" by Chris Pringle, was given to me by a friend after one of my two miscarriages (one at 10.5 weeks and another at 18 weeks)... and I am so thankful that she gave it to me. I was so touched by it that I have since leant it out (or bought copies to give) to many other women who have also suffered the loss of a child.
Chris Pringle shares openly about her life, faith, children and marriage, and about the loss of a precious baby...
"I was shocked and numb. There was a big empty hole in me and I didn't know how to respond to the sorrow. Like most women who lose a baby, I found it a strange, lonely time. Well-meaning comments like, "It's for the best", or "Perhaps there was soemthing wrong with the baby", or even "Maybe your body needed to be 'flushed' from the effect of drugs" were of no comfort. I felt guilty and confused. I had been thirteen weeks pregnant and now "it was all for the best"?... Then came the awkward moments when others, still thinking I was pregnant, would congratulate me and I would have to say quietly that I had miscarried, that I had lost the baby."
Moments I am sure many women can relate to... I definatley can!
But the best part of the book is when Chris shares about an event that happened which impacts her greatly... and everyone who reads about it.
I love this book! I would highly recommend it to anyone who has suffered a miscarriage, experienced an abortion or lost a child. Also a wonderful and very thoughtful gift to buy for someone you know who has been through any of the above.
"My frame was not hidden from you
when I was being formed in secret
intricately and curiously wrought as
if embroidered with many colours
in the depths of the earth..."
Psalm 139:15 (amp)
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