Apparently October is THE month for creating a "31 Days of..." series on various websites and blogs. Here at Naomi's Circle, we are going to have "31 Days of Healing Resources" - websites, books, and other resources for parents grieving the loss of a baby.
Today, we are featuring the book An Empty Cradle, a Full Heart by Christine O'Keeffe Lafner. This little book is a perfect gift for a bereaved parent. It doesn't tell you what to do, how to feel, or even what to believe. It's a collection of reflections and Scripture - a brief story or reflection (about 200 words) on the left and a corresponding Scripture passage on the right. It is divided into like topics, including a section for dads. It doesn't preach, it just sits in your hands and invites you to feel and to join with the greater community of parents with babies in Heaven, letting you know that you are not alone and that yes, you will survive. It is published by Loyola Press, and we want to give a special shout-out to them for partnering with us to help us purchase these in bulk every three months for our our Mommy to Mommy Outreach ministry to included in our Brie Bags for Columbia-area hospitals.
Is there a resource you would like to see featured here? Contact us and let us know.
DISCLAIMER: Naomi's Circle has received no free materials or any kind of financial return for any of the reviews on our website. We just want to share what is helpful with fellow parents of babies in Heaven.
Naomi's Circle News
Here you will find articles intended to help you in your journey. Some will be reviews of websites and books. Some will be devotionals, some general articles, and some will be guest bloggers. Feel free to comment and let us know if there is something you would like to see addressed here.
Week 1: Devotional
Week 2: General article about loss
Week 3: Testimony/guest blogger
Week 4: Website/book Review