There is a special place in my heart for those who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn loss. Our middle son, Caleb Joshua Freedom Sklar, was stillborn on May 21, 2003.
As I write this, on December 16, 2013 – we have been journeying through our grief for ten years. A decade of learning how to love Caleb and be a parent to him when he is not with us. Ten years of missing him always, yet feeling grateful for his heavenly home.
What started as an idea in 2004 for a small booklet for others on a similar journey, grew into a small book in 2009 which I offered in pdf on this blog for a few years. I always knew that wasn’t the end, but it was so hard to write about this journey, and long breaks were required to get through to what is now… a self-published paperback in 2013. About 190 pages of heart and soul; poured out offerings from the journey of healing. It is the best way I know how to let Caleb loose into all God intends for him to be.
Already Caleb’s story has touched so many hurting hearts, has helped many people on the hard journey of losing a baby. I am so proud of him.
I’d love to come alongside you on your journey, if you are dealing with the loss of a wee one. I’d love to walk and talk with you for a while. I’d love to offer whatever encouragement and support I can for the days ahead.
For now, the book is available through these links:
Proceeds from the book will be used for charity donations, distribution of free copies of the book, or family mission trips.
If you’d like a glimpse of our experience with Caleb, please feel free to read through Caleb’s Story
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Please leave a comment if you’d like to connect with me – I’d love to hear from you.
God Bless You.