Shadow Child A Womans Journey Through Childbirth Loss

April 12, 2001|
Shadow Child A Womans Journey Through Childbirth Loss by Beth Powning
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I never thought that the most important path I would walk would be the one that taught me how to love; or that I had to lose the chance to love in order to find my way, stumbling, tear-blind, onto it.

In this perceptive and moving meditation on love and loss, and the spiritual lessons nature provides, New Brunswick writer Beth Powning invites us along on a powerful journey into the heart of grief and renewal.

Like many women, Beth Powning thought long and hard during her twenties about whether, and when, she would like to start a family. Eventually her ambivalence about motherhood gave way to a yearning for a child and, at twenty-five, she became pregnant. Days after she was due to deliver, her baby’s heartbeat stopped and she gave birth to a stillborn son. Many years later, Beth experiences the bittersweet pleasure of helping her second son prepare to leave home and begins to see that her life is like that of all living creatures: spliced with birth and death, loss and loss, shadowed by the relentless passage of time.

Shadow Child is a beautifully wrought exploration of the way life hones, pares, and humbles a soul. It’s an affirmation that we are shaped by our pain as surely as we are shaped by our joy, and that there is beauty in both. The path to this discovery can be dark, daunting, and even heartbreaking, but along the way lies the possibility of unexpected joy.

Title:Shadow Child A Womans Journey Through Childbirth Loss
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Product dimensions:320 pages, 7.65 X 5.44 X 0.74 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 7.65 X 5.44 X 0.74 in
Published:April 12, 2001
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780140269833

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