[E-pub] ⚉ Shadow Child: An Apprenticeship in Love and Loss ♖ Catalizadores.co

I had this book in my possession borrowed for over a month before I could gather the courage to actually read it At first I thought it was rather self indulgent and the language too pretty, but I think I was mostly scared to read what was there But a day of waiting with no other distractions got me started and once I got past the idyllic childhood section I got hooked into her story I think it starts off as I was a smart and precocious child which really put me off until she starts writing about her loss I m not sure I can recommend this to anyone who has not lost a child, it s an incredibly personal book and I don t know how it would resonate with someone who has not had this experience. [E-pub] ♌ Shadow Child: An Apprenticeship in Love and Loss ♇ In This Perceptive, Profoundly Moving Meditation On Love And Loss And The Often Poignant Connection Between The Two Beth Powning Shares The Lessons That Time And Nature Have Taught HerLike Many Young Women With Career Ambitions In The Redefining S, Beth Powning Struggles With The Decision As To Whether, And When, She Should Start A Family, Although Eventually Her Ambivalence About Motherhood Yields To A Dream Of A Baby At The Age Of Twenty Four She Becomes Pregnant, And Her Dream Becomes Reality Then, Late Into A Cold February Night, Eleven Days Past Her Due Date, Under Induced Labor, Beth Delivers A Stillborn SonSeveral Years Later, To Overwhelming Joy, Beth Gives Birth To Jacob, But The Growth Of Her Second Son Is Soon Shadowed By That Of Beth S Other, First Child, Who Has Emerged From The Darkness Of Memory So It Is That She Begins To Come To Terms With The Conditions Of Life That Hone And Humble Each Of Us With Birth And Death, With Joy And Pain, With Losses And Love And The Relentless Passage Of Time In This Beautifully Wrought Exploration Of Selfhood, Womanhood, And Motherhood This book was so beautiful Raw, intimate, and poetic An inside look at a lifetime of internal struggles, finally realized. I resonated with this writer farthan any other I ve read She generously invites her readers into her life of grief and healing. 3.5 Beth Powning has a mournful voice Some might call it reflective but I was struck by how, even when she was very young, she was aware of what wasn t in a moment Such a voice, however, is exactly right for the focus of this memoir her first, stillborn, son He is the main impetus for the book a working through of how to come to terms with such a death and the fact that these children are still there a shadow presence forever However, there are other shadow children in this book Beth Powning s many stories and other manuscripts that couldn t find a publisher Many, important layers to work through motherhood and authorhood My favorite type of writing all combined a good story, a mother s memoir written with gorgeous metaphor, lyrical prose, all grounded in nature and beauty I read this with commonplace book in hand and savor each word A Canadian Katrina Kenison 6 5.