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Love, Mom: A Mother's Journey From Loss to Hope

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Loss is universal. Each of our responses to it is unique. After Cynthia Baseman delivered a stillborn daughter in 1995, she embarked on a journey of healing and a search to find happiness and meaning in life again. Writing letters to her daughter and drawing strength from the natural world became the basis of her recovery and a tool to manage the strain on her marriage. In ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 7th 2006 by AuthorHouse (first published September 5th 2006)
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Brittany
I received this book for free via the Goodreads First Reads program.

This book went through the author's struggle with a stillbirth. It was incredibly sad, yet it did have a happy ending (yay for Harrison!). While reading it, I kept hoping and praying that I never have to go through such a thing.

I would especially recommend this book for people who have gone through this themselves.
RaeBeth
I was lent this book by a friend after I had give birth to my daughter who was stillborn. While readying Cynthia's story, I came to see that there may be hope withing the future after all. Her story touched me. I would recommend this book to all angel parents out there if their lost and looking for hope.
Mary Davis
I found Ms. Baseman's book to be an honest and emotional journey through love and loss. I too, suffered a similar loss over 33 years ago. It would have been extremely helpful to read a book like this at that time because I truly felt alone and isolated with my thoughts. One reviewer was critical of the fact that the hospital took pictures of her baby. I was resistant at first but I too, had a few pictures taken of my son and am now very happy I allowed it. I have never shown them to anyone but, ...more
Cynthia Baseman
Apr 03, 2011 Cynthia Baseman rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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I wrote this book as a love letter to my daughter who was stillborn almost 16 years ago. My wish is that those mothers who are searching for a way to cope with the loss of their child will find some solace within its pages. Cynthia Baseman, Author
Amanda Woods
My heart broke for Cynthia and then throughout the book I felt as if it was my heart healing. I was hoping by reading her story it would in some way help me with mine. Thank you Cynthia for sharing your loss and for also giving hope
Silvia Corradin
I read this whole book in 2 hours, a record for me. Her story mirrored mine in many different ways.
Nancy S
The first third of this book is heartbreaking. Then it slows down a bit, and becomes kind of tedious.
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