October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month.
All of us will know someone who has been touched by miscarriage. Maybe it’s you. Maybe it’s a friend, your mother or your sister. You might not even know that someone close to you has experienced this, but when the reality is that 1 in 4 women will experience miscarriage or pregnancy loss, there is a very high likelihood that you really do know someone who has experienced this heartache.
How do you walk through this grief? How do you support a friend or loved one walking this path?
When I lived in Australia, I worked with and lived closely with my beautiful friend Adriel. We were in the season of babies and early motherhood together. When she walked through the grief and pain of miscarriage she wrote and blogged about her experience. She wrote and taught me how to walk with a friend through miscarriage. I’d like to say I knew what to do or say, but I didn’t.
Adriel has an incredible gift as a writer and her words are full of wisdom, grace and love. She wrote and published a book this year called “Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with hope after miscarriage and loss.”
This book is for everyone — those who have themselves experienced miscarriage and those who want to support a loved one.
Her book is amazing and here is the best bit… I am giving away a copy! If you go to my Facebook page, like the page and tag a friend under this article (which will be posted there), you and your friend will be entered to win one free copy of the book, “Grace Like Scarlett.”
If you don’t win the book there are a couple of other ways to get your hands on a copy or gift it to a friend. For a limited time only the digital version of this book is on sale for only $2.99. I also ordered a copy for our local Wenatchee library, so you can borrow it anytime.
Finally, I will leave you with a couple of television interviews Adriel did earlier this year:
TV Interview part 1 https://youtu.be/BqXciiCh8Bs
TV interview part 2 https://youtu.be/-EB2ApkOGy4
Life and blessings,
You can find Adriel and her incredible resources on her website www.adrielbooker.com, facebook and instagram.
Here is the link to her FREE online book club http://adrielbooker.com/grace-like-scarlett-book-club/
Barnes and Noble NOOK $2.99 sale https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/grace-like-scarlett-adriel-booker/1127179107?ean=9781493414116#/
Kindle $2.99 sale https://www.amazon.com/Grace-Like-Scarlett-Grieving-Miscarriage-ebook/dp/B079348KJQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1516190092&sr=1-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=adribook-20&linkId=d790eaca7dd67741fb853182d9986ae9&language=en_US