An Empty Cradle - A Full Heart
By Christine O’Keeffe Lafser. In our Marian Center we have a wonderful card of sympathy to send to someone who has had a miscarriage. Few people buy it. Miscarriages and stillbirths are, for the most part, ignored in our culture. I almost didn’t take this book to review. I figured no one would buy it except a mother or father who had a baby die through miscarriage or stillbirth. I’m so glad I changed my mind. I’m so glad I read this book. I’ll never treat a parent who has suffered such a loss the same again. I hope you’ll buy this book and read it. Grieving mothers AND fathers deserve to have their friends and family understand the immense loss they have suffered. Mother: “Is there a nursery in heaven where all babies who died too soon are happy and playing and praising God? Does my baby know me and how much I want to hold her and nurture her? Is she waiting for me to come and play with her as I long to?” Father: “I am ashamed to say that I dread going home from work to my sad house. It is so quiet. I look at my wife’s face, and I see her pain. I try to comfort her, but I don’t know how.”
Softcover, 245 pages.