The Gift of Giving Life

This is the image used in the book for my essay.  It’s on pages 10-11!

Today I am so grateful to be participating in the virtual book tour of The Gift of Giving Life.  This book is so special to me for many reasons, but mainly because I was able to have James’ birth story featured in it!  It has always been a dream of mine to be published and I honestly could not think of a better opportunity for my first time than by being invited to have my words join the words of so many other moms who tell their stories of pregnancy, labor and delivery in this very special book.  I am reading it a second time right now and it has brought me so much peace and joy as I’ve been pregnant with little Moose.  The stories and essays are inspiring and triumphant, even though some of them bring tears to your eyes.  I feel like they unite women and mothers in our quest to bring children into this world.  The stories and essays remind me that I am not alone in my pregnancy scares and discomfort.  The women who share their journeys are brave and beautiful and I learn so much from each of them and their unique experiences.

Book Synopsis:
The Gift of Giving Life: Rediscovering the Divine Nature of Pregnancy and Birth offers something that no other book has before–a spiritual look at pregnancy, birth and mothering by and for LDS women and other women of faith.
The Gift of Giving Life does not advocate for any one type of birth or approach to prenatal care, rather it intends to unify families and communities in regard to the sacredness of birth. We also aim to provide you with resources, information, and inspiration that you may not have had access to all in one place before.
We have been commanded to “multiply and replenish the earth,” but with this commandment we were also given a reason: that we might have joy. We hope that this book brings peace, joy, and comfort to families everywhere.

With Mother’s Day approaching, I cannot think of a better gift than The Gift of Giving Life.  The stories are beautiful and touching no matter what stage of motherhood you are in.  I love this book and hold it so close to my heart.  I hope you love it, too!

Free Bonus Gifts when you buy a copy of The Gift of Giving Life during the book tour.  Just visit The Gift of Giving Lifeto find out the details!
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