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Carrying Them With Us: Living Through Pregnancy Or Infant Loss (Living With Hope Series)

David EngelstadCatherine Malotky

Carrying Them With Us: Living Through Pregnancy Or Infant Loss (Living With Hope Series)

David EngelstadCatherine Malotky

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Carrying Them with Us: Living through Pregnancy and Infant Loss is a reflection on what pastors David Engelstad and Catherine Malotky have learned since the day in 1984 when their eight-week-old daughter Erin died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.Drawing on their own loss, they offer themselves as companions to parents who struggle to deal with the end of an eagerly anticipated pregnancy or the death of a joyfully welcomed baby. Readers will find in Carrying Them with Us comfort and wisdom, a spiritual perspective, and practical guidance.The authors also invite into this journey the caregivers--family, clergy and medical professionals, and friends--who accompany grieving parents.The book is organized around five questions the authors have found central to many parents' unfolding story: (1) How can this have happened? (2) Why do I feel like this? (3) How do I keep going? (4) What do I make of life after this? And (5) Who am I becoming?Engelstad and Malotky show readers a path from devastating sadness toward healing, a way for grieving parents to keep going and, one day, to embrace new life.

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About "Carrying Them With Us: Living Through Pregnancy Or Infant Loss (Living With Hope Series)"

Carrying Them with Us: Living through Pregnancy and Infant Loss is a reflection on what pastors David Engelstad and Catherine Malotky have learned since the day in 1984 when their eight-week-old daughter Erin died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.Drawing on their own loss, they offer themselves as companions to parents who struggle to deal with the end of an eagerly anticipated pregnancy or the death of a joyfully welcomed baby. Readers will find in Carrying Them with Us comfort and wisdom, a spiritual perspective, and practical guidance.The authors also invite into this journey the caregivers--family, clergy and medical professionals, and friends--who accompany grieving parents.The book is organized around five questions the authors have found central to many parents' unfolding story: (1) How can this have happened? (2) Why do I feel like this? (3) How do I keep going? (4) What do I make of life after this? And (5) Who am I becoming?Engelstad and Malotky show readers a path from devastating sadness toward healing, a way for grieving parents to keep going and, one day, to embrace new life.
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Meet the Authors

David Engelstad

David Engelstad and Catherine Malotky have been partners in life and ministry for twenty years. Both ordained pastors of the ELCA, they have served congregations in inner city and rural Minnesota, and are currently called to serve in non-congregational settings. David works in long-term care as a chaplain, and Catherine works in communications for the ELCA's Board of Pensions. David is a certified spiritual director, and Catherine writes, speaks, and leads retreats for local and national expressions of the church.They are also delighted to serve as parents to two adolescent daughters plus a pair of Siberian Huskies, two cats, and a goldfish or two. They make their home in the Twin Cities of Minnesota.

Catherine Malotky

David Engelstad and Catherine Malotky have been partners in life and ministry for twenty years. Both ordained pastors of the ELCA, they have served congregations in inner city and rural Minnesota, and are currently called to serve in non-congregational settings. David works in long-term care as a chaplain, and Catherine works in communications for the ELCA's Board of Pensions. David is a certified spiritual director, and Catherine writes, speaks, and leads retreats for local and national expressions of the church.They are also delighted to serve as parents to two adolescent daughters plus a pair of Siberian Huskies, two cats, and a goldfish or two. They make their home in the Twin Cities of Minnesota.

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