New Book Encourages Parents in the Wake of Infant Death

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Author guides parents on their journey of healing and restoration

Facets of Life ISBN 9781613791462

Facets of Life

No stranger to the anger, depression, fear, and heartbreak that many disabled people feel, Weatherly recounts the story of how she left the hospital with no baby and a broken body.

Any new mother who has kissed her baby goodbye the same day she kissed him hello knows the pain of loss so deep it seems fathomless. In her new book Facets of Life - What I Didn’t Expect When I was Expecting ($14.99, paperback, 978-1-61379-146-2; $22.99, hardcover, 978-1-61379-147-9), author Lori Clark Weatherly writes of the devastation of losing her newborn son as well as facing insurmountable physical trauma and injuries. Learning to love again, live again, and find a new “normal” would prove to be an obstacle that, with God’s help, she and her family were able to overcome on a daily basis.

“I expected to be overjoyed to become a mommy again,” says Weatherly. “I expected flowers, but not flowers with baby angels attached to them and a black wreath hanging upon our business door to let all know that the arrival of our second son turned into something we didn’t expect, his death.” No stranger to the anger, depression, fear, and heartbreak that many disabled people feel, Weatherly recounts the story of how she left the hospital with no baby and a broken body.

“From the gravesite of a grieving parent to the bedside of an invalid…I can relate,” says Weatherly. “Grief is unavoidable and necessary, and there is no timetable. Time is not the healer, God is. In the midst of the crisis, God can cause great peace to reside.” The book describes the raw emotion Weatherly’s family experienced as well as their struggle to hold onto faith as they began their journey of healing. Today Weatherly encourages readers to trust that God is enough. “He is a God of restoration, and as our story began with unexpected heartache, it ends with great expectations of restoration, for in our weakness, He is strong.”

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Facets of Life through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and in e-book formats.

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