Empty Arms Book Review and Giveaway

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month, and this time is a reflection for many parents that are working through the loss of a baby, or remembering the special gifts that God gave them.

My post, Birthdays with Empty Arms, allowed me to see how many of you share in this same journey.  My inbox was filled with special letters, all sharing the amazing path that each of you have been through.  I was so touched by the overwhelming responses to the call of memorial to our babies.

Today, on the heels of this post, I am featuring a new book written by my friend, Kristin Lemus.  Here is a small window into her testimony and why she was led to write this book for parents with Empty Arms.

“My heart felt like it was broken in two when I left the hospital.  Each mile that we drove my grief seemed to deepen.  I never imagined I would have to leave the hospital with empty arms.  Just earlier that day I had delivered my son.  He came at just 25 weeks and was tiny but perfect.  He lived a precious 6 hours before he died. As I grieved the loss of my baby boy I felt desperate for God to heal my heart.  I asked Him to heal my heart completely and to not let me get stuck. I knew I would always miss Nathan but I was also confident that God could do a work in me that would be complete. As the days and weeks went on God was faithful to show me truth in His Word that helped me to overcome thoughts and mindsets that had the potential to keep me from healing.  He showed me how near He was and how Good He is.

After walking this journey through grieving and healing my desire was that other women would come to know the truths that I had discovered as well.  The Empty Arms, Hope-Filled Heart eBook is a prayer of hope and healing for a mother who has lost a child.  I pray that every woman who has lost a child and reads this book is blessed and strengthened by the truth in God’s Word about her personal loss and grief.”

Today, in honor and memory of your babies and those who know someone who has lost a baby, I am giving two books away.  

I have read Empty Arms, and found beauty and hope woven through the pages.  The artistic style of design and the comfort and assurance of Scripture will keep your focus on the Lord.

If you would like to read your own copy of Empty Arms, Kristin has made the book available on PDF for us today with this Code:

 BRANDNEW  here:


If you missed our post last week about Our Journey of Loss and Hope, you can read it here.

Two comments from today’s post will receive Kristin’s Book as a gift.  Perhaps you would like to leave the names or birth-dates of the babies you are remembering this month?

Hugs my friends.

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    October 16, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Thankfully, I have never lost a baby in pregnancy or infancy, but I have a dear friend who recently lost her daughter at 24 weeks gestation. What a neat gift it would be to send her this book. ((Hugs)) and prayers for those that have suffered this type of loss.

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      October 16, 2012 at 3:05 pm

       I’m so sorry to hear about your friend.  I’m praying for her right now.  How precious it is to have friends like you when grieving a loss!

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    Naomi Marks
    October 16, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I would love to send this to my friend whose son only lived 2 hours.  girlalive at gmail dot com

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    Elizabeth Brown
    October 16, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I have lost 4 babies, 3 by miscarriage and my beautiful daughter Grace was born at 20 weeks at a rest stop due to a complicated pregnancy and lived for 1 and a half hrs without life support before going into the hands of God..I understand your grief..I know the pain..I also know the hope of seeing her (and my other babies) again someday and the joy that brings me, and the desire to somehow help others as I share my story with others.. Grace would have been 9yrs this yr…I would love a copy of your book. Thank You for sharing this.. Sincerely, Elizabeth

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      October 16, 2012 at 3:01 pm

       Hi Elizabeth, my son would have been 9 too.  What a beautiful gift that you got that precious hour and a half with her. I know it will be  a glorious day when we are all reunited with our little ones in heaven.  Isn’t it such a blessing to be able to be there for someone else when they are grieving? Our pain is never for nothing. Blessings, Kristin

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    October 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Yes, a loss is painful even at an early stage.  It’s hard to let go of the dreams we have for our babies even when it’s early.  A life is precious at any stage and a loss effects us so greatly.

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    October 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I have a sweet friend who just lost a baby last wk and twins another time.  I have shared your (September) blog with her as an encouragement and think this book would be wonderful for her as well.

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