Dancing in the Rain
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A Trisomy 18 Journey

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain. -- Vivian Greene

Monday, October 14, 2013

Day 13: Books on Grief


I have not read very many books on grief.  Most are just too hard to read. I can imagine a day when reading books on grief will be more helpful but I am not there yet.

There are two books that I have read and found helpful. One is written by a mom while still fresh in her loss. Her young daughter died in an accident. I appreciate this book because Mrs. Chapman's words portray the rawness and reality of such loss. She holds on to her faith in God but shares honestly her struggles with her faith as well. The second is written by a dad who is ten years down the road from his loss. His daughter was born with an undiagnosed syndrome that carries an intellectual and eventually physical disabilities. She passed away at the age of ten. This book gives a longer range perspective on loss and grief and faith that I appreciate very much. It offers hope while acknowledging the years long struggle with grief and its impacts on every facet of life.

"Choosing to SEE: A Journey of Struggle and Hope" by Mary Beth Chapman

"Megan's Secrets" by Mike Cope

This post is part of Carly Marie's Capture Your Grief Photography Challenge in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. To learn more please visit http://carlymarieprojectheal.com

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