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After Melissa's accident we were given this book to look through. It was the first one I picked up and began to read. Having, at that moment lost a child, I wanted to know what I could do to take care of my family and maybe even look at somethings to expect over the next year. I feel that this story is inspiring and is an important story to tell, but I had a really hard time relating to her story because it seemed so different from mine. The death of our children, though they were both tragic, w ...more
This is a great book for anyone who has suffered the loss of a child. It is primarily written with personal examples from those who have lost small children and infants, however the uplifting quotes from the scriptures and prophets are comforting for anyone whose has suffered the loss of a loved one at any age. Fran Hafen shares her personal experiences in an honest and straight forward way about the death of her infant son, including the blessings and tests of her faith. It's a short read.
This is another LDS perspective of a mother who lost a child. I don't think this one is as well written as for they shall be comforted. She keeps intrupting her narrative with scriptures, songs, poems, and journal entries so the flow is choppy. But it might be good for a woman who has not lost a child as the choppyness keeps you from getting too deep into the story and the sorrow.
Jul 14, 2010 Cynthia rated it liked it
Recommended to Cynthia by: Annette
I very much appreciated the author's retelling of her own trials and the way that she overcame them. I think what she learned from her experience losing a child can be applied to any kind of loss in life. I especially appreciated her thought that pain often diminishes with time, but true healing comes through the Savior and gives much greater strength.