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Letters to my lost child

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, August 28, 2012 | 0 comments

Letters to my lost child
Susan Simpson coped with losing her baby Eilidh Beth at 32 weeks by writing a series of moving letters.

When her daughter Eilidh Beth was stillborn at 32 weeks two years ago, Susan Simpson, 43, struggled to cope with her grief.

But Susan, who lives with husband Andrew and daughters Charis, 7, and Niamh, 3, found solace writing to the little girl she lost.

These impossibly moving letters show how she tried to come to terms with her loss.

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Hannah's Hope: Seeking God's Heart in the Midst of Infertility, Miscarriage, and Adoption Loss, by Jennifer Saake. Published: NavPress (February 1, 2014)-Hannah's Hope: Seeking God's Heart in the Midst of Infertility, Miscarriage, and Adoption Loss
by Jennifer Saake
-- Hannah's heart beat with a mother's love long before she was blessed with a child.

Through the years of waiting and longing, her gentle heart was nearly crushed under the weight of grief.

You can meet Hannah in the pages of 1 Samuel, chapters 1 and 2.

The Bible says she was "barren," and we know she suffered heartache, anguish, and grief because of her empty arms. Perhaps you do too.  

Hannah's Hope is for all who long for a child yet to be conceived, grieve for a baby too soon passed from the womb, or have lived through the no-man's-land of failed adoption.

It is intended as a guide to assist you in making wise decisions as you struggle through your grief. And by the end of the journey, God may surprise you by the ways He uses to answer your heart's cry.

Compassionately written by a woman who knows well these painful struggles, Hannah's Hope will direct you to the Source of strength, whose name is "the God of all comfort."

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Catherine

About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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