Mending Invisible Wings: Healing From the Loss of Your Baby
by Mary Burgess
[2009, Healdsburg, California: Palm of Her Hand; 175 pages, spiralbound.]
[Review first published in Midwifery Today Issue 92, Winter 2009/2010, © 2009, Midwifery Today, Inc. Review by Jan Tritten.]
From the beginning of this sensitive journal and spiced throughout are lovely black and white drawings. Even if a mama is too grief-stricken to read or write words at the beginning of her grief journey, she can still take in the insightful drawings. Phyllis Klaus provides a gently loving forward. The journal moves parents along through the healing process with poems, tender words and places for the reader to write her own affirmations and to tell her story. This is an interactive journal and remembrance of the baby with many places to tell the baby’s story.
This book adds just what is needed to the healing realm of birth loss. Our resources in this area are so much richer because Mary Burgess took the time help us through this difficult area of life and death.
Reviewer Jan Tritten is the publisher and editor in chief of Midwifery Today magazine.