Dear Child of Mine
Child of Mine is a devotional that is meant to be read out loud to your
baby. Even before that tiny child's ears are physically able to hear
sound, the spirit within is very alert and listening to what the Lord says and
'feeling' what Mom says or feels. When Mom or Dad is reading a devotion
out loud, they become peaceful within, and the baby is able to feel that peace
too. It may feel funny reading it out loud, but don't worry about that.
Dozens of other women before you have done just that, and are glad they
The book begins with a synopsis of what is happening from conception.
Then proceeding each new week is a synopsis of what developments are happening
with the baby, and what the mom's body is going through. The devotions
and synopses begin at Week 6, Day 1 and continue through Week 41, Day 2, and
finally, You Are Here!
Each day has beautiful words spoken to 'Dear Child of Mine'. Each day
speaks about something different, whether it is about the baby's growth or
development, or something wonderful like snowflakes, sun showers, wind, or
about God and wonderful He is. Every day the baby is told that they are wanted,
loved, and that God loves them. The next section is the prayer, 'Dear Father
God', which falls in line with the first paragraph, thanking Him for His
compassion, strength, love, mercy, and grace. It asks blessings on the
child throughout the book for health, happiness, wisdom, compassion,
etc.. Following that is a scripture that is in line with the above.
Lastly there are lines for the Mom, Dad, Grandparents to write how they are
feeling about the scripture, the baby, the pregnancy, or whatever happens to be
on their mind that day.
Should Have This Book?
Certainly Any Woman Who is
Pregnant! Whether it is gifted or she
buys it for herself, the earlier she has it, the better! The devotions begin at Week 6, and with
modern technology many women know they are pregnant even long before that! This book, especially for a first time Mom is
something that will, in its own way, educate her on what to expect with the
baby's development and her own changing body.
Husbands. They are the Dads, the one this child will
run to for protection and love. Children
look to their fathers for safety and compassion. They want to know that he will take care of
them no matter what happens. The bond
should start immediately upon learning of the pregnancy, after all, his is the
next voice after Jesus' and the mom's that the baby will recognize. When the father also reads to the child out
loud, a special bond is created for him.
When he is aware of the things that are going on inside his wife, he is
more likely to want to be more involved in the pregnancy.
Thinking About Abortion.
If a woman who is considering abortion, this book, written with so much
love, and inspired by the Holy Spirit, may perhaps let her see that even though
she may not 'feel' anything different, or doesn't necessarily 'look' any
different, there really is a human being inside of her. Knowing that God is with
her during this time, and that she is already someone's Mom may make a
difference. I pray with all my heart
that it would.
and Grandfathers*. No one but God knows
how long each of us will live. The personal
things that a grandparent would write to their unborn grandchild are things that
will let their memory live long after they pass on.
God blessed me tremendously this past Thanksgiving. We found out that Mary is expecting another
child! She was at eleven weeks when she
told us. My first copies of Dear Child
of Mine had arrived from the publisher only days before. So now, each day my husband, who is seventy, and I, who am sixty, are writing
to our newest grandchild to be! Whether
or not we are still living and active when the baby is an adult, we are writing
things in this book that would probably never come up in conversation. I wrote the book and am so blessed by God's
lovingkindness to be able to actually write in it! It doesn't seem as though I wrote the book
when I read each day's devotion. It's
like God somehow took me away from the authorship to just be a grandma! I can't tell you how much that means to
me. *please see below for update
Centers. When a woman comes
into a pregnancy center, they are already in the right place. If they chose to go there instead of an
abortion clinic, there is hope that help is available. We have wonderful pregnancy centers in my
local area, and all across the country. Dear Child of Mine is a must-have for
women who are on the fence about whether or not to keep their child. I truly hope that one day every woman in
every pregnancy center is given a book. It will be an invaluable gift.
Homes. Here we have women
that have nowhere else to go, and they have chosen to keep the precious gift
that God has given them. Their lives are
in a tailspin, and they have almost nothing. These homes, where they can get
the help they need. I know some
maternity homes allow the women to stay for several weeks after having the
baby, and they try to help them get jobs. I would love to see these homes
provide the book for the residents.
Bookstores. Church bookstores, hospital bookstores, any
retail store that sells books, and mortar and brick bookstores should all carry
this book. When looking for books for either yourself or as a gift to someone
else, wherever that is, is where it should be sold. Mortar and brick bookstores should look to
see how much of a discount the publisher will offer them.
Grace Ministries. This wonderful
program that some churches have is dear to my heart. Originated at Gateway
Church in Dallas, TX by Amy Ford, this ministry is helping girls in 155
churches in 37 states and two countries!
Their vision is for every girl with an unplanned pregnancy to have a
church to go to for spiritual, emotional and physical support. You can learn more about this wonderful
ministry by going to Embrace Grace.
So Special About This Book?
It's An Heirloom! This book is truly an heirloom that you would
want to have. While signing books one
day, a very nice lady in her 40s stopped and asked me what the book was
about. I told her as she leafed through
the pages. When I told her that my
husband and I are now writing in the book so our unborn grandchild will know
who we are, she started to cry. She
shared with me that her mother died when she was nine years old. Her father and brothers raised her. She was an atheist until nine years ago. Recently her own daughter asked her,
"What was grandma like?" She
had nothing to tell her, she didn't remember. She said that if her own mom had
a book like this when she was pregnant, she could have had a legacy, something
so wonderful to look at whenever she missed her. Nobody is pregnant, but she bought a book anyway,
so that that will never happen to her children.
Can I Purchase A Book?
Dear Child of Mine, An
Heirloom Devotional For The Unborn Baby is available in limited quantities
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Dear Child of Mine is also
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Be sure to read the reviews
from pregnant women and directors of Pregnancy Centers and Maternity Homes who
had access to this book before it was published.
Update: On 21 March 2016, my
daughter's pregnancy ended when her placenta detached. My granddaughter was 28
weeks along, and entered heaven without taking a breath, despite the doctor's
attempts. As you read above, my husband
and I were both writing in the book in case we were no longer alive when Morgan
Elizabeth grew up. As it sadly turned
out, Morgan will never read those words of love and excitement. However, her
parents have words to comfort them for decades down the road, a constant
reminder that Morgan was loved and that she did indeed impact the lives of
those around her. We have joy that she
is with the Lord and we will see her one day.Bottom of Form