Loved Baby is a beautiful book of 31 Devotions centered around Helping You Grieve and Cherish Your Child After Pregnancy Loss. Dr. Sarah Philpott takes us on a journey through her miscarriage as she walked as a woman of faith.
Dr. Philpott fills these beautiful and delicate pages, adorned with watercolor flowers, with stories of child loss and restoration of the reader’s soul through scripture. Dr. Philpott addresses searching for why, dad’s loss, grieving on your due date and loss date, and gently addresses sexual intimacy after child loss.
Each chapter ends with “Soul Work” where she reflects on the chapter and challenges the reader to dig a little deeper. Each chapter also ends with an opportunity for prayer time. One example follows the fifth chapter titled, “Searching for Why.” The “Prayer TIme” reads:
Prayer Time: Lord, why is consuming me. Please help me to take these unanswerable questions and turn them into an opportunity for what now. Amen.
Following pregnancy loss there are so many questions why. We may not know where to turn, who to ask, and those questions may turn into “why me?”
The pages of Loved Baby are filled with grace and the wisdom of the biblical sense of “me too.” Dr. Philpott walks alongside her reader in mourning, silence, and celebration. Losing a baby requires love upon mountains of love, and when a mother is drowning in sorrow, it requires an ocean of grace and community. Dr. Philpott has written an elegant and gentle book for those who have had to say goodbye to their children through pregnancy loss.
I recommend this book to friends, family, and women who have a loved baby in heaven. I would even press that fathers should read it as they too grieve and move toward cherishing their children.
You’re not alone. You have the right to grieve and you have the right to petition God with your questions and sorrow. Dr. Philpott acknowledges this while asking you to “grieve in hope.”
It is hard to respond to pregnancy loss simply because we don’t know what to say or do for a loved one experiencing this. As a result, the silence is overwhelming. Dr. Philpott breaks this code of silence in a gentle and needed way in the pages of Loved Baby: 31 Devotions Helping You Grieve and Cherish Your Child After Pregnancy Loss. Grab your copy today.
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*Thank you to Stephanie Alton at the Blythe Daniel Agency, Inc. for allowing me to review this book and for providing a book for the giveaway this month.
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