Adriel Booker author - speaker - advocate 2018-10-16T01:03:31Z http://adrielbooker.com/feed/atom/ WordPress Adriel Booker http://adrielbooker.com <![CDATA[Why have you forsaken me? (A devotional for when your heart is broken)]]> http://adrielbooker.com/?p=8230 2018-10-16T01:03:31Z 2018-10-16T01:03:31Z “Why would you let this happen?” “Don’t you care about me?” “Why didn’t you save my baby?” In the wake of miscarriage we’re pummeled with questions—questions about the biology of reproduction, about our bodies, about medical procedures which may be required, as well as questions about how to process grief, how to share the news […]

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Adriel Booker http://adrielbooker.com <![CDATA[Letters to a Grieving Mom: Open on your baby’s birthday or anniversary after miscarriage]]> http://adrielbooker.com/?p=8124 2018-10-15T02:34:05Z 2018-10-15T02:34:05Z You made it. It’s been one year since you lost your baby. Did you have days where you wondered how life could go on as you once knew it? Did you ever wonder if you’d stop crying? Or how you would weather the storm? Me too. But now, here you are. One year later and I wonder how you’re feeling? Does it sting a little less? Have you been dreading this day, wondering if the grief will hit you like a freight train all over again?

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Adriel Booker http://adrielbooker.com <![CDATA[Kindle Deal – Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss]]> http://adrielbooker.com/?p=8224 2018-10-09T04:45:38Z 2018-10-09T04:45:38Z Just a quick one because I didn’t want you to miss this flash sale in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month! At the moment Grace Like Scarlett is on sale for about $2.50 on Kindle ($2.31 last I checked?!) and $2.99 on Nook. Please consider buying this grief companion for a friend in need […]

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Adriel Booker http://adrielbooker.com <![CDATA[I am 1 in 4. But I’m not a statistic.]]> http://adrielbooker.com/?p=8212 2018-10-09T03:28:34Z 2018-10-04T03:59:07Z It’s time for me to level with you. Sometimes I find it hard to keep talking about grief and loss and miscarriage. I think to myself, “People will get so bored of me beating this drum.” Or, “There’s more to my life than this one issue.” Or, “People will just think I’m trying to sell […]

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Adriel Booker http://adrielbooker.com <![CDATA[Letters to a Grieving Mom: Open when you’re invited to a baby shower after miscarriage]]> http://adrielbooker.com/?p=8116 2018-10-02T22:49:51Z 2018-10-02T22:49:13Z You knew it was coming and yet it kind of snuck up on you, too, didn’t it? That first baby shower invitation since losing your baby. It’s hard—accepting the fact that the world spins onward when our own seems to have tipped right off its axis. I don’t know if you feel like you need permission or not, but I’m going to issue it just in case..

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Adriel Booker http://adrielbooker.com <![CDATA[(Free) Book Club – Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss]]> http://adrielbooker.com/?p=8188 2018-09-22T01:55:38Z 2018-09-21T07:09:27Z Do you feel alone in your grief after pregnancy loss? Whether your loss is fresh and raw, or was long ago but something is nudging you to lean in to the pain and process your grief on a deeper level, I hope you’ll join us for hope and healing within a loving, supportive, Christian community.

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Adriel Booker http://adrielbooker.com <![CDATA[Letters to a Grieving Mom: Open on your due date after miscarriage]]> http://adrielbooker.com/?p=8109 2018-09-17T16:23:58Z 2018-09-17T10:01:37Z This day. It was circled on the calendar and etched on your heart. It was the day you hoped to meet your baby—to hold her, to study him. You planned to take her to your breast. You anticipated smothering his toes with kisses.

You had begun to rearrange your life around this day. It was to be a “before and after” day, marking a huge and happy transition in your life and home. You had planned to organize your work around this day. You had counted months before and after this day as you imagined your crawler at Christmas or your newborn as you took your oldest to school for the first time.

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Adriel Booker http://adrielbooker.com <![CDATA[He said, she said: Couples talk about miscarriage and marriage]]> http://adrielbooker.com/?p=8141 2018-08-25T02:00:18Z 2018-08-22T01:08:28Z While it’s clear men and women experience miscarriage (differently because of its physicality), what seems to be talked about even less are the implications of miscarriage on body image, sex, and intimacy...

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Adriel Booker http://adrielbooker.com <![CDATA[The Story of Scarlett Grace]]> http://adrielbooker.com/?p=8136 2018-08-22T11:00:26Z 2018-08-21T11:56:05Z For days I felt empty. But afraid to articulate my feelings, I dismissed them instead—searching for comfort in the possibility that the sudden change I felt was really just the mark between trimesters. They say that once you’ve seen your baby’s heartbeat, your chances of miscarriage diminish to between 3-5%. We had seen her through an ultrasound only weeks before—healthy, strong, growing right on track...

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Adriel Booker http://adrielbooker.com <![CDATA[Letters to a Grieving Mom: Open when you get your period after miscarriage]]> http://adrielbooker.com/?p=8099 2018-08-21T06:53:06Z 2018-08-20T09:25:29Z It’s jarring, isn’t it—that first period after your miscarriage? As if it was possible to forget what has only so recently happened, your body is giving you this fresh reminder that there’s no baby there. Your womb is empty and it doesn’t feel fair...

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