Several years ago I discovered Kendra Graber's blog. Soon after, Kendra had a miscarriage. I appreciated some of the things she wrote over that time of grief.
Kendra knows first hand a mother's hidden sorrow of miscarriage. She is determined not to waste her experience with four miscarriages but to use them to encourage others.
Kendra has written a short book called Silent Grief: Hope for Surviving Early Miscarriage. In her book she tells her story - and the story of her lost babies. She includes insight from Scripture on the sacred God-given life in each unborn baby. One chapter of the book covers the physical aspects of a miscarriage.
Kendra also includes the stories of many other women who have lost babies through miscarriage. If you have ever felt alone, this section proves that you are not. Many other women have walked through this same valley.
Silent Grief also includes a section on how to help a friend who had a miscarriage. Sometimes it is hard to know what to say or do but this gives practical advice.
Silent Grief will be a valuable book for any woman to read, whether or not you have experienced a miscarriage yourself. It underlines the value of each baby in the sight of God. With just over 50 pages, it is a quick read.
For many, Mother's Day is a reminder of broken dreams. My heart aches when I think of some of you who I know personally who long for your lost baby. I well remember my own heartbreak twelve years ago when our first child's life ended so quickly. I wish I would have had a resource like this back then.
Silent Grief is available in e-book format - either in Kindle or pdf. I found it easy to download and read as a pdf on my computer. At only $2.99, it is a great deal. Order at Kendra's blog, Living in the Shoe
Kendra is hoping to sometime have a papervack version also available for gift-giving. Check back at her blog for updates on future availability.
Kendra gave me a free copy of Silent Grief to review but the opinions stated here are my own.