Longing for My Child

Longing for My Child

Reflections for Parents and Siblings after a Child's Death


Childhood death leaves parents, siblings, family, and friends devastated at a life lost too soon. In a series of touching profiles written by parents and siblings, the lives of infants, children, teenagers, and even adult children are remembered and celebrated. From miscarriage and murder to illness and accidents, families share feelings and memories of children they’ve loved and lost.

Accompanying meditations address the stages of grief and recount the real experiences of those living through them. Scripture verses provide spiritual comfort, and an appendix lists resources for the grieving. Most importantly, author Christine Lafser offers families hope that life can and will go on.

Christine O'Keeffe Lafser 

Christine O’Keeffe Lafser is the author of two Loyola Press books, Longing for My Child: Reflections for Parents and Siblings after a Child’s Death and An Empty Cradle, A Full Heart: Reflections for Mothers and Fathers after Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death.

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