An Empty Cradle, a Full Heart

Christine O’Keeffe Lafser

“Bereavement after the lack of a child is usually quiet and lonely,” writes Christine O’Keeffe Lafser, who has twice misplaced a toddler to loss of life. “There isn’t a wake or funeral, no grave website, no memorial to our child’s life or loss of life. . . . Since there aren’t any actual reminiscences of our toddler’s life, individuals have a tough time comprehending the depth of our love and grief.” In these reflections, Lafser presents grieving dad and mom the empathy and braveness that may come solely from one who has walked the identical tough path.
“Chris expressed so a lot of my ideas and emotions and made me really feel so regular. . . . The best reward is studying that God doesn’t desert us in our time of want.”
Linda Davis, Compassionate Pals, after miscarriage and stillbirth
“The juxtaposition of a Scripture textual content with every reflection is impressed. A few of the texts are breathtaking of their magnificence and appropriateness. This ebook is a ‘should’ for anybody who’s ever touched by the lack of an toddler.”
Joseph Awad, poet and grieving grandfather
“This ebook might be very useful for fogeys who’re mourning the lack of their baby. It’ll additionally show very helpful to anybody who’s ministering to a bereaved guardian.”
Robert N. Craig, O.F.M. Cap., hospital chaplain
“These reflections allowed me to ‘be’ how I used to be feeling–not really feel like I needs to be going by way of the levels of grief that different books described. With this ebook I used to be not a sq. peg making an attempt to suit right into a spherical gap.”
Jeanette Siebels, after toddler loss of life