The grave was impossibly small: a flattened bit of earth and grass that covered the infant-sized casket beneath. I was twenty-two years old and burying my baby. There was no preparation for something like this — no guideline for how grief should look and feel. I felt alone and overwhelmed by the intensity of my grief: What was normal? What was okay? What did the Bible say about loss?
I needed to feel the weight of shared pain and knowledge, a sacred story of motherhood that had been held by more than just me.
I needed to know that this grief was more than just pain, it was love.
I needed to find the voices of those who had walked this road before me: to weep and remember within a community.
These are some of the books I found throughout my grief journey. They’ve encouraged and challenged me, reminded me to keep my eyes fixed on Christ, and allowed me to see the beauty within every story. I hope they will do the same for you. Read more