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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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Jan 29, 2015 April rated it it was amazing
A beautifully-written memoir of love, loss, and hope. Equal parts gut-wrenching and cathartic, with a deep insight that comes from fundamental truth. Well-worth the read.
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Mar 25, 2014 Mary Davis rated it really liked it
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
May 06, 2013 Brittany rated it really liked it
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.
Dec 03, 2013 RaeBeth rated it really liked it
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.
Amanda Woods
May 04, 2013 Amanda Woods rated it really liked it
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
Cynthia Baseman
May 22, 2015 Cynthia Baseman rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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I wrote this book as a love letter to my daughter who was stillborn. 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
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Dec 03, 2013 Silvia Corradin rated it really liked it
I read this whole book in 2 hours, a record for me. Her story mirrored mine in many different ways.
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Mar 30, 2013 Nancy S rated it liked it
The first third of this book is heartbreaking. Then it slows down a bit, and becomes kind of tedious.
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