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Our Heaven Baby is full of whimsy and wonder while taking seriously the heartbreak of miscarriage. Told from the perspective of five-year-old Abel, this story takes the reader from learning that Abel’s mommy is going to have a baby, to learning the baby died, and then imagining what it might be like in heaven, where the baby now resides and will one day be reunited with his family. The illustrations are beautiful and the book is easy for children to understand and engage with. The author draws on the true story of her own miscarriage and gives us a window into how she and her family experienced the loss. Simply stated: I love this book. It’s not only an excellent resource for helping children process loss, but it also touches the hearts of its adult readers; reminding us there is hope in the midst of great suffering and reminding us of the freedom we can experience when we view our circumstances with a child-like perspective.
The first time I read this book I cried. Leah does an amazing job capturing the sadness of loss, a child's imagination and carefree joy, and the wonderful promise of eternal life in heaven that we have through Christ. Just looking at the incredible pictures leaves me with an even greater hunger for the day that we get to see Jesus face to face. This is a wonderful book for anyone experiencing any kind of loss, so far I have given it to two friends, one on the anniversary of her baby daughter going to heaven and the other who just experienced a miscarriage, and both were very blessed by it. Thank you!
This book is full of gorgeous illustrations, and a soothing, joyful message to lift spirits during a loss. I have personally experienced 5 losses, and my son is nearly old enough to understand. He is seeing family and friends expecting babies and his best friend is soon to be a big brother. I suspect questions may come regarding our own family. When he does ask, I plan to buy the hardcover version for him.
I love how the focus is on the hope of Jesus and the joy of heaven. I also appreciated that the author didn't say the baby was an angel, but made a very clear distinction between the people in heaven and the angels.
What a blessing this book is for so many people who have babies in heaven! Such a real discussion of the pain, joy, faith, trust and family dynamic for anyone who has experienced a loss or knows someone who has. This book is for everyone! Especially in a day where the life of unborn isn’t always rejoiced or celebrated. Read this book to understand Gods creation and purpose for every unborn baby even those he calls home before birth.
My husband and I are living through the devastation of losing our full term son as a stillborn. The loss has had an immense impact on our Family. This book has been a blessing in helping our daughter who is 5 years old to understand loss, the peace of heaven, and having a sibling with Jesus. She anticipated her brothers arrival with great joy and this book is helping her (and I) to remember God’s sovereignty in a gentle way. Even though this book is about miscarriage, reading and seeing it through the eyes of a young child’s perspective, is simply just loss whether it is miscarriage or stillbirth. The illustrations are whimsical, and beautiful. The wording is gentle and easy to understand. I appreciate that the book differentiates between Jesus and the angels. This is a special book, I recommend it to anyone experiencing the heartbreak of losing a child. My heart is with you as you are most likely here for a similar reason as ours.
A great change for a loss story book. We have a few other books about miscarriage/stillbirth due to us losing our youngest two years ago, however they tend to be on the sadder side despite being great, truthful books. This book is very positive, simple, and a beautiful story. Definitely recommend this to anyone that has experienced loss, or even for families who haven't as it's a lovely introduction to Heaven and death. Lovely illustrations as well.