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Silent Grief | Child Loss Book Review

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We're getting a little personal today. Discussing a topic that is deemed taboo by modern society. Grief, specifically the grief of child loss, is all to often dismissed and misunderstood. On January 6th of 2018, Maverick and I were stricken with the grief of early child loss. After what seemed like weeks of unrelenting hyperemesis gravidarum, our precious baby was lost to miscarriage at 11 weeks. To say we were devastated would be an understatement.

Healing in Written Words

Fast forward a few weeks and readjusting to daily life is a struggle. Everything is a reminder of our loss. I didn't want to talk, so I decided to read. While searching through ebooks on my kindle, I came across Silent Grief: Miscarriage-Child Loss: Finding Your Way Through the Darkness by Clara Hinton. In this nonfiction book, Clara Hinton discusses the most intimate thoughts and emotions that surround the grief of child loss.

Heart Questions During Sorrow

From the sting of hearing the words "I'm sorry" to the heart cries wondering where all your friends have gone, Clara gently leads the reader through each unique stage of grief and despair. Suffering losses of her own and holding the hands of dear friends during their times of need has given Clara Hinton much experience with the grief of miscarriage and child loss.



Not only does sorrow over a lost child affect the family unit, friendships are strained as well. Clara explains that friends still care; they just don't always understand.

The Bible Has A Lot to Say About Grief

Scripture references are one of my favorite aspects of this book. I love that Mrs. Hinton quotes Bible passages such as Psalm 77:9-10 and John 8:32. They are full of truths and hopes. In times of darkness and despair, the LORD is ever near.

Final Thoughts

Losing a child is a horrendous tragedy. The shock and grief are so strong that many fail to find their way through to life again. Simply getting "over" child loss is not possible, but getting "through" the depths of despair is possible. In Silent Grief: Miscarriage-Child Loss: Finding Your Way Through the Darkness, you'll discover that you aren't alone in feeling the way you do. Wondering if this really happened and why doesn't anyone care are questions your heart will ask. I know mine does.


Shannon Walter

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Wife, Mommy, and Writer are three of the hats Shannon wears on a daily basis. Natural and holistic wellness is her passion. Diving into medical studies, reading long-winded books, and refitting them into information that is valuable to everyday life.

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Jennifer Maune
Shannon @ TMMW
February 5, 2018 at 8:12 PM delete

Oh wow. I cannot even imagine the heartbreak you and your family went through, and are still going through. I love the passages you mentioned.

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Shannon @ TMMW
February 6, 2018 at 12:53 PM delete

Child loss is one of the hardest things a parent could ever go through, I'm glad there are resources for parents who have experienced loss.

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Lasha
Shannon @ TMMW
February 6, 2018 at 2:26 PM delete

Thank you for the encouragement. Grief is such a personal and difficult topic.

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Shannon Walter
Shannon @ TMMW
February 7, 2018 at 10:10 AM delete

I love these passages, too. They gently remind me that we are never alone.

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Shannon Walter
Shannon @ TMMW
February 7, 2018 at 10:12 AM delete

You're right. It is hard. An understanding shoulder and words of encouragement are so comforting.

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Shannon Walter
Shannon @ TMMW
February 7, 2018 at 10:13 AM delete

It was a struggle to make write this all out because it is so difficult and personal. I'm so glad you were encouraged <3

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