An Empty Cradle, a Full Heart: Reflections for Mothers and Fathers
After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death
Christine O'Keeffe Lafser, Phyllis Tickle
Nearly a million parents suffer a miscarriage or infant death every year. Theirs can be a lonely, quiet grief--with many deep emotions experienced but not easily expressed. This collection of more than a hundred short meditations beautifully interweaves these overwhelming and very real feelings of bereaved parents with scripture passages that provide comfort, direction, and a sense of hope. The book features short reflections--many of them hers--interspersed with Scriptures from the Bible. There is a section for mothers and one for fathers. The book is intended to be poignant and uplifting, to make those who have experienced such sadness remember and knowingly nod their heads and realise that someone else has felt the same misery.