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Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy After Loss By Alexis Marie Chute,

  • Title: Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy After Loss
  • Author: Alexis Marie Chute
  • ISBN: 9781631521744
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback
  • After her son, Zachary, dies in her arms at birth, visual artist and author Alexis Marie Chute disappears into her Year of Distraction She cannot paint or write or tap into the heart of who she used to be, mourning not only for Zachary, but also for the future they might have had together It is only when Chute learns she is pregnant again that she sets out to find healAfter her son, Zachary, dies in her arms at birth, visual artist and author Alexis Marie Chute disappears into her Year of Distraction She cannot paint or write or tap into the heart of who she used to be, mourning not only for Zachary, but also for the future they might have had together It is only when Chute learns she is pregnant again that she sets out to find healing and rediscover her identity just in time, she hopes, to welcome her next child In the forty weeks of her pregnancy, Chute grapples with her strained marriage, shaken faith, and medical diagnosis, with profound results Glowing with riveting and gorgeous prose, Expecting Sunshine chronicles the anticipation and anxiety of expecting a baby while still grieving for the child that came before enveloping readers with insightful observations on grief and healing, life and death, and the incredible power of a mother s love.
    Expecting Sunshine A Journey of Grief Healing and Pregnancy After Loss After her son Zachary dies in her arms at birth visual artist and author Alexis Marie Chute disappears into her Year of Distraction She cannot paint or write or tap into the heart of who she used t

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    1. It only took one page for me to be swept into Alexis Marie s story I could not put this book down Expecting Sunshine is an insightful read for anyone walking alongside a family member or friend experiencing a significant loss It offers a window into the internal workings of the grieving process and a reminder that much of life happens away from the public eye Your heart will beat with compassion and you will be pulling for Alexis Marie to discover true healing as you follow her journey.

    2. INDIEREADER REVIEW Verdict EXPECTING SUNSHINE is an invaluable resource for those dealing with loss, as well as a beautifully told story of grief, hope, healing and love.5.0 STAR RATINGAlexis Marie Chute and her husband Aaron lost their second child, their son Zachary, minutes after his birth due to a heart condition called Tuberous Sclerosis Complex For a year, Chute descended into what she calls her Year of Distraction, in which she was unable to function or focus for grief On emerging from th [...]

    3. Alexis Marie has experienced a great loss that has effected every aspect of her mind, body and soul It is her story about the challenges she faces with herself, her family and her friends She distracts herself from her feelings, emotions and misery Until she comes to the realization that she needs to come head to head with her grief She realized she needed to face her overwhelming fears, anxiety and sorrow in order to heal Alexis Marie does a great job including the reader in her book It made me [...]

    4. Expecting Sunshine was recommended to me by my wife It isn t normally the type of book I would pick up, but I am so glad I did It is a thoughtful and engaging look at the impact of the loss of a child on a young family You take an emotional journey through their grief and recovery which is also humorous at times and uplifting throughout You will find yourself cheering for this family A good read for anyone.

    5. Expecting Sunshine by Alexis Marie Chute is a wonderful memoir written by a mourning mother This book is raw and honest It is brave and beautifully written Alexis Marie has managed to record her story in a way that will speak to every man and women who has ever become or wanted to become a parent While reading this book I cried, and laughed a little, but mostly felt truly inspired by her strength and ability to grow out of tragedy A must read

    6. One early morning while my husband drove me to work I took the opportunity to begin reading my new book Expecting Sunshine A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy After Loss by Alexis Marie Chute Eagerly I dived into the prologue entitled Conception Instantly I was pulled into the world of Alexis Marie, nearly a year following the loss of her second child Zachary, struggling to finish her last photography job in her Year of Distraction without succumbing to her grief By the end of this chapte [...]

    7. I was hoping for I know several couples who have lost their baby and I was hoping to be able to recommend this book to them Not going to happen Most of my friends are conservative Christians and would not care to read her f bombs and her blasphemous attitude towards God.

    8. This is a well written book that is at times sad but also funny and inspirational Follow Alexis through her emotional journey of mourning the loss of one baby while expecting another Gain insights into the perspectives of loss and love through the eyes of her young daughter Hannah, her troubled but resolute husband Aaron and the interesting personalities of her family and those she encountered in her journey through grief to find healing and happiness A compassionate companion for those who have [...]

    9. This is a fantastic read Though the story is about loss the book is not sad as may be expected, it is actual full of love I highly recommend this book.

    10. Expecting Sunshine is very raw and real Alexis Marie is unflinchingly honest about her own raw pain, as well as the massive impact losing a baby has on a marriage particularly and especially when each person deals with their pain in different ways.To be honest, I did not find Expecting Sunshine to be as helpful for me, or as relatable for me, as An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination Perhaps it s because Alexis Marie struggles with her faith quite a bit throughout Expecting Sunshine and [...]

    11. One of the best books I ve ever read that focuses specifically on pregnancy after the loss of a baby Alexis imagery and prose is beautiful and the way she moves week by week through her pregnancy after losing her son is super relatable It s so honest and tender that I couldn t put down

    12. Alexis Marie Chute deserves to be lauded for sharing her intense story of pregnancy, grief, motherhood, loss and loss of faith I hope that this book ends up in the hands of someone who really needs it Some parts were very candid, and in others, I could feel the pain I had some questions for her after I finished reading the book, but that s to be expected.

    13. Reviewed by Christine Watson for Reader Views 1 18 Expecting Sunshine A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy After Loss by Alexis Marie Chute is an honest look at the myriad of emotions this author experienced through pregnancy, loss and pregnancy again The raw details of her life are put on display in this book, which can bring healing for her, and hope for others in a similar situation.The author brings to life her year of distraction in haunting detail as she relives in her mind all the p [...]

    14. Such a beautiful, poignant, engaging read Box of tissues readye title alone is enough to expect something emotional from this I absolutely love the cover As the title gives us a first glimpse at something that will be a struggle to get through because of it s serious, personal, emotional, difficulte umbrella, the colors, the background gives us an idea of hopeybe a positive outcome, maybe just something that gives insight past the trauma Such rawness, such honesty, so much sharing of something s [...]

    15. I appreciated the raw honesty in this book Any parent who has had a child die will understand the challenge to continue to live in this world of after And the problems between husband and wife as we struggle to grieve differently Or the anxiety and helplessness we feel, especially for our surviving children, in a world where nothing is certain One of my favorite quotes Certainty followed my child to the grave Ignore the end of year lists on all the book sites This is one of the best memoirs of 2 [...]

    16. I was afraid to read this book I m not sure why, though I have my suspicions I m not sure why I decided to read it after all, but I m so glad I did So beautifully written, it was a real page turner The author conveyed her emotions and the rhythm of her life through her third pregnancy brilliantly I felt with her, her fears, anger, frustration and grief And I finished the book feeling at peace It felt perfect.

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