Mommy, Please Don't Cry: There Are No Tears in Heaven
by Linda DeYmaz
Mommy, Please Don't Cry is a book of love and comfort for mothers who have experienced the deep sorrow of losing a child. Serene illustrations frame gentle words that describe heaven from a child's perspective. With room for the reader's personal reflections at the end of the book, every page is a poignant gift of hope and healing. "Our stories are all different, but our p...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published May 30th 2003 by Multnomah Books
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This is a simple children's style book. It has beautiful scriptures & quotes throughout. I love the beginning paragraph which reads, "From the moment of conception, we are mothers. From the instant pregnancy is confirmed, we make plans & our dreams unfold. There is the nursery to design & wallpaper to hang; the rocker, the cradle, and the high chair to buy. We spend countless hours looking for just the right name or searching the malls for the perfect baby book. We choose the first o...more
In 2001, after my 11 year old son passed away, my mother bought me this book. I cried then and I cry every time that I read through it. While I cry (tears are cleansing and needed) I also find comfort in the pages of this book. If you know someone that has lost a young child I encourage you to get this book for them. If you have lost a child I encourage you to get this book.
I bought this book after reading many reviews saying it helped the readers cope with the loss of a child. In the foreward, the author captures my own understanding that you are a mother the second you discover you are pregnant. It is in that single moment that you begin to plan, hope, dream for you unborn child. It feels very validating to me to read this and know that others understand my sense of loss-- the loss of a child, a child I did not know yet, but who was already tattooed on my heart.