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Almost A Mother: Love, Loss, and Finding Your People When Your Baby Dies by Christy Wopat is a heartrending memoir by the author who lost her infant twins and reaches out to all those parents who have lost a child. The book gives glimpses of the author's life before and after the death of her twins, her grief, angst, sorrow, and pain. The book is a tribute to her twins, Sophie and Aiden, and her story is that of healing and triumph, grief and her thoughts and feelings about it.
Christy Wopat's agony after losing her twins is palpable to readers as they go through her memoir. She shares her story with honesty and the rawness of her pain and her experiences will leave readers teary-eyed. Her story is real and relatable to many readers out there. Loss happens in life, and though the author's loss is not personal to readers, it will help everyone to appreciate life and become compassionate to all those who are dealing with pain and grief after the loss of their child.
This moving story of love and loss will in fact make readers reflect and analyze life, and will give many readers peace when they look at the loss in their lives. The author's depths of sadness and the healing process will capture the hearts of all readers and give them solace when it comes to dealing with the loss in their own lives. Words are not enough to describe the author's pain after losing her two babies and what stands out most in Almost A Mother is the way she rose above the loss and found her peace.