This morning I came across this free ebook, When A Friend’s Baby Dies (Helping Your Friend After Babyloss) by Kristine Brite McCormick who is the mother of Cora. Cora was only five days old when she died. (You can learn more about Cora and Kristine on Kristine’s blog, Cora’s Story.)
I agree with Kristine that “Every mother is different. We all grieve differently.” (Kristine also talks about fathers in her ebook.)
Unfortunately, 150,000 infants, children, teenagers and young adults will die each year in the United States (according to The Compassionate Friends 2011 Fact Sheet). And more than 25,000 families will face a stillbirth and more than 900,000 an early pregnancy loss. So at some point in your life you may need this book to help guide you as you support a friend or to share with your friends. Perhaps you need this book now.
Thank you, Kristine, for creating such a helpful resource. You are a beautiful mother.