Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Book Review~Unspeakable! A Mother's Journey
I think losing a child is every parent's absolute worst fear. Nothing could be worse. How do you go on after such a loss? Kay Armstrong Baker has been through this nightmare. Her beautiful, young, pregnant daughter Courtney was suddenly taken from her family in 2000. While trying to cope with living after her death, she started a journal, hoping it would be therapeutic to get her thoughts out.
After several years and the encouragement of family and friends, Ms. Baker published a compilation of her journal entries-Unspeakable! A Mother's Journey. At 192 pages, this is a quick read, but not an easy one. I was in tears after just the first few pages. I could just feel the author's raw emotions, which went from such extreme sadness to anger and back again.
This book would be very helpful, I would imagine, to a parent who has lost a child, but also helpful for those of us who may some day be in the position of knowing someone who has lost a child. Along with the journal entries are some pictures of her family, and beautiful poems the author wrote.
The only thing I did not agree with in the book, that does not go along with my beliefs, was the author's use of the paranormal. But, I will say, in such deep grief, a person must be willing to try almost anything to understand, and to seek relief. I pray that I will never have to experience the death of a child, and my heart goes out to the Baker family.
To learn more about Unspeakable! A Mother's Journey, as well as purchasing information, click here.
*Disclosure: I received this book free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.