Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy After Loss
Anyone who has experienced—or knows someone who has experienced—miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or other forms of pregnancy and baby loss should read Expecting Sunshine, including those considering or already pregnant again.
After her son, Zachary, dies in her arms at b ...more
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Verdict: EXPECTING SUNSHINE is an invaluable resource for those dealing with loss, as well as a beautifully-told story of grief, hope, healing and love.
5.0 STAR RATING
Alexis Marie Chute and her husband Aaron lost their second child, their son Zachary, minutes after his birth due to a heart condition called Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. For a year, Chute descended into what she calls her “Year of Distraction,” in which she was unable to function or focus for grief. On emerging fr ...more
Alexis Marie does a great job including the reader in her book. It m ...more
To be honest, I did not find Expecting Sunshine to be as helpful for me, or as relatable for me, as An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination. Perhaps it's because Alexis Marie struggles with her faith quite a bit throughout Expecting Sunshi ...more
Some parts were very candid, and in others, I could feel the pain. I had some questions for her after I finished reading the book, but that's to be expected.
“Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy After Loss” by Alexis Marie Chute is an honest look at the myriad of emotions this author experienced through pregnancy, loss and pregnancy again. The raw details of her life are put on display in this book, which can bring healing for her, and hope for others in a similar situation.
The author brings to life her year of distraction in haunting detail as she relives in her mind all ...more
I absolutely love the cover. As the title gives us a first glimpse at something that will be a struggle to get through because of it's serious, personal, emotional, difficult...the umbrella, the colors, the background...also gives us an idea of hope...maybe a positive outcome, maybe just something that gives insight past the trauma.
Such rawness, such honesty, so m ...more
Week by week, she describes her feelings and challenges while she tentatively anticipates her second son. She bravely describes the emotions women feel after miscarriage or loss.
Expecting Sunshine may not be for everyone, bu ...more
Ignore the end of year lists on all the book sites. This is one of the best me ...more
Alexis Marie Chute is a talented artist who uses colorful, lush descriptions to draw the reader in to the story.
She also does a wonderful job of painting a portrait of her husband and children by using strong, authentic dialogue.
We go on this journey of loss and hope with her, but she makes it clear that there are no easy answers.
I also like the fact that she talked about exploring religion and how she did not necessarily find what she was looking for at ...more