Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy after Loss by Alexis Marie Chute

Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy after Loss

byAlexis Marie Chute

Kobo ebook | April 18, 2017

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After her son, Zachary, dies in her arms at birth, visual artist and author Alexis Marie Chute disappears into her “Year of Distraction.” She cannot paint or write or tap into the heart of who she used to be, mourning not only for Zachary, but also for the future they might have had together. It is only when Chute learns she is pregnant again that she sets out to find healing and rediscover her identity—just in time, she hopes, to welcome her next child. In the forty weeks of her pregnancy, Chute grapples with her strained marriage, shaken faith, and medical diagnosis, with profound results. Glowing with riveting and gorgeous prose, Expecting Sunshine chronicles the anticipation and anxiety of expecting a baby while still grieving for the child that came before—enveloping readers with insightful observations on grief and healing, life and death, and the incredible power of a mother’s love.
Title:Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy after LossFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 18, 2017Publisher:She Writes PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1631521756

ISBN - 13:9781631521751

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Read! One early morning while my husband drove me to work I took the opportunity to begin reading my new book Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy After Loss by Alexis Marie Chute. Eagerly I dived into the prologue entitled “Conception”. Instantly I was pulled into the world of Alexis Marie, nearly a year following the loss of her second child Zachary, struggling to finish her last photography job in her “Year of Distraction” without succumbing to her grief. By the end of this chapter I was literally breathless, tears rimming my eyes, and my heart aching. I felt I was there with her, that I lived those moments. Even as I write this now I am moved by the memory of her words. Through the rest of the book Alexis Marie takes us on the emotional journey of her third pregnancy speckling it with heart-wrenching flashbacks of her previous loss and the aftermath. It was uplifting to follow Alexis Marie's healing journey. Through the highs and lows, she paints a heart-warming picture of hope after devastating loss. I recommend this book for anyone who has suffered a loss or knows someone who has.
Date published: 2017-04-18