Saturday, March 5, 2016

Faithful: one woman's journey through infant loss and grief

Faithful even after losing a child is the personal story of author Christine Weisman and her husband Mac as the suffer the most devastating loss any parent must suffer. From being ignored by medical professionals to being rushed through emergency procedures and the aftermath of death and the questions that remain. Her own questions as well as the questions from family, friends and unaware strangers. 

Happily married couple, Christine and Mac are anticipating the arrival of their second child when tragedy strikes. She is rushed into an emergency C-section when it is discovered that their baby has a tumor growing in its head. Their son, Luke, was born on March 29, 2009 and passed away two days later. It would be later discovered the he developed a very rare cancer. Readers follow Christine and Mac as they fight for Luke’s life, make the heartbreaking decision to turn off life support, to planning his funeral and learning to live again.

As a parent who has lost two babies, I cried with Christine. I understand her devastation and her questions. At one point she writes, “Kids don’t come with an instruction manual. Well, I’m sad to say that there is nothing given to you for hen your child passes away, either.” This statement is very true. Many parents are simply sent home with condolences but no resources to deal with these losses. I’m proud to say that is changing now as many parents refused to be silenced any longer by a taboo and are working to bring resources and help to other parents who need help through these losses. Many organizations are available to parents for support and information. I recommend Faithful even after losing a child as one woman’s story of heartache and faithfulness.

Faithful even after losing a child
is available on Amazon
hardcover for $25.99,
paperback for $9.73
and on the Kindle for $7.99