Thursday, January 19, 2012

Celebrating A Life and A Recommendation

Today we are celebrating and remembering the life of our sweet little Mary Joseph, who was miscarried 3 years ago this very day.  Though her life was very short, we keep her memory alive by asking her for prayers every day, and talking about her, and looking forward to the time when we will get to see her again.   

I also have a book recommendation.  It is titled After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman's Companion to Healing and Hope. The author is Karen Edmisten, a talented writer whose blog I follow.  She has herself suffered multiple miscarriages and has written about the subject on her blog.  Although I have not yet read the book (due to be released Feb. 13), I just know it will be great.  There has been a definite lack of Catholic reading material concerning miscarriage.  Here is the description from Amazon:

After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman's Companion to Healing and Hope is a book about grief, healing, and hope after miscarriage. Not afraid to examine the raw emotions that accompany such an experience, the author tells women that they are not alone in reacting strongly, even frighteningly, to their loss and reassures them that hope and healing will come. Having experienced multiple miscarriages herself, Karen shares excerpts from her personal journals, as well as other women's stories, rich quotes about grieving and the healing process, and practical advice. A helpful resource section includes a wide variety of information from both Catholic and secular sources.

Mary Joseph, pray for us!


Kansas Mom said...

I didn't remember it was today. May the prayers of Mary Joseph continue to bless you!

House of Brungardt said...

Thanks, Kansas Mom! I wouldn't expect anyone but myself to remember the exact date.