Mommy, Please Don't Cry

Mommy, Please Don't Cry

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by Linda Deymaz, Laurie Snow Hein
     
 

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Mommy, Please Don't Cry is a book of love and comfort for mothers who have experienced the deep sorrow of losing a child. Serene illustrations frame gentle words that describe heaven from a child's perspective. With room for the reader's personal reflections at the end of the book, every page is a poignant gift of hope and healing. "Our stories are all different,

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Mommy, Please Don't Cry is a book of love and comfort for mothers who have experienced the deep sorrow of losing a child. Serene illustrations frame gentle words that describe heaven from a child's perspective. With room for the reader's personal reflections at the end of the book, every page is a poignant gift of hope and healing. "Our stories are all different, but our pain is the same," writes Linda. "We are mothers who will forever grieve the loss of our children. And yet, there is hope for our troubled souls."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590521519
Publisher:
The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
137,915
Product dimensions:
8.36(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Linda DeYmaz, her husband, Mark, and their four children live in Little Rock, where Mark is a pastor of the Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas. On Easter morning of 1995 their little daughter was stillborn. Linda, the author of two books, believes that God sent Ali Grace to enrich her life and give her a glimpse of heaven.

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Mommy, Please Don't Cry 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Written with a very specific focus on mothers, this book also brings comfort to fathers and grandfathers. So many books on grieving try to say too much. Many try to answer the unanswerable WHY¿S?? Some claim to fully understand the depths of pain unique to your loss and to mine. This book falls into none of those traps, bringing simple comforting word-pictures backed by the gentle beauty of heart-warming illustrations. Laurie Snow Hein has done a superb job of under-girding the story with her artwork, managing to cross age, gender and race boundaries while enhancing the text. While difficult to fully PROVE the viewpoint from the Bible (I know because I have searched to support a manuscript of my own), this work stands firmly on a foundation of truth implicit in Biblical teaching. This is a rich book. It does not promise to take away the pain, nor does it in any way mock or belittle the tears that most readers have shed and will shed. It gives comfort and hope that shines through the tears. A valuable and needed contribution, a treasure in my personal library. From a grandfather looking forward to a reunion ¿ fully convinced of God¿s love and of eternal life ¿ but still sometimes aching too deeply for words.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received this book as a gift after my 11 year old son died July, 2001. It spoke words to my hurting heart that comforted it. If you are grieving a child this is a terrific book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At a time in my life when I needed the comfort the most, this book was there. It relieved the anguish I felt after my infant son died. It brings tears to your eyes but it relieves your heart. It's the best book ever written for a grieving parent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only a mother who has lost a child, unborn, infant, or older, truely understands the pain that is there, until the day we die. It does get easier, but never goes away,never. Having lost a 2 month old baby girl, 23 years ago, I have walked that road no mother ever wants to walk. My hope and prayer is that one day I will get to hold her, happy and healthy, and she will know me, and know how much I love her! This has been my cross to bare, for whatever plans God has for me. I pray my reward will be Heaven; endless joy, love, reunions, praising God for eternity!!
mrsrock More than 1 year ago
i was given this book after my husband and i lost our son. i was 5 months pregnant. 6 months after giving birth to our first angel, i had a miscarriage. i cannot begin to tell you the comfort i have received from this book. it truly is amazing. it will make you cry each time you read it but, it is a healing book. i highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was given to me, many years ago, after the loss of my 4 month pregnancy by a good friend who had recently lost her 28 week pregnancy. She had also received the book from a friend who had suffered the loss of a child. I continue to give a copy of this wonderful, comforting book to all my friends and sometimes even aquaintances who are or have suffered the loss of a child. Not only does it bring me great comfort and joy still to this day, it also helped me explain to my then 4 year old exactly where the baby brother who was supposed to be coming to live with us had gone to live instead. Now all three of my sons have read the book and know they have a brother waiting for them in Heaven. It's such a loving, moving and beautiful way to see Heaven and your child. I'll recommend it to anyone and everyone for the rest of my days.
KCKIDD More than 1 year ago
I was given this book after the death of our son, Derek in Aug 09. He was born at 26 weeks. LiL' Man lived for 18 hours, fighting for his life. This book stays by my bedside and is read at least twice a week and more if I am having a bad day. I am confident that Derek is with his family and is the perfect angel for heaven. I will see my son on the other side with Jesus Christ. I would recommend this book to anyone who has lost their child and is going through the grieving process. As I read this book, I still pull new ideas and things to comfort me every time I read it. God Bless those that their child is with Jesus Christ.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thank You Linda DeYmaz for the most comforting book on child loss. To know that our children are wonderfully alive in Heaven is such a gift to me. I will pass this on for years to come
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutly had to have this book when a lady read it at a infant memorial service in my town. I lost my 18 month old little girl earlier this year after a liver transplant that she had been waiting for till birth. But this book has made me realize that she is only waiting till I get to heaven and be with her again but she is safe and happy and healthy. This is a must have for grieving mothers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We lost our littel blessing when I was 8 weeks along. I was so hurt and depressed. A friend recomended this book and I got it right away. As soon as I read the first few words I felt a peace that I have never felt before! What a wonderful place my little angel is in. This book is a must get for anyone who has lost a child. IT will bring peace that trancends all understanding!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband and I were given this book by a friend after suffering an early miscarriage at 9 weeks. In the simplicity of its words and through the beautiful illustrations it solidified what we already knew, that our beautiful baby was enjoying Heaven in the arms of Jesus. This book gave our baby a voice and he or she speaks to us every time we read it. I will now be buying it for a friend who just had a miscarriage and pray that it will offer her the same comfort
Guest More than 1 year ago
Because I have never lost a child my words would not help but this book is my favorite to give to one who has lost a child because the author speaks from her own pain. I don't need to have lost a child to feel someones pain but having this book for me to give as a gift is helpful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My sons both died as a result of premature labor. This book has been such a comfort to me. Heaven is described as such a beautiful & wonderful place. This book is a great reminder that my sons are happy and loved there. I am so filled with hope that I will be with them again some day.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was given to my husband and I after we lost our precious angel at only 14 weeks along in our pregnancy. Although it brings me to tears every time I read it, I find myself turning to it when I miss our Angel. They are healing words for empty arms.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book helped me through a very difficult time in my life. Our twins were born at 24 weeks, and one went to heaven to be a special Guardian Angel. I received this book as a gift, and it touched me so much, that I had this book read at his memorial. I have been donating copies in his name since our loss to our local hospital, in hopes that it will give families some peace in probably one of the most difficult times of their lives.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One week after I lost my only child I was given this book and have never felt comfort like I do when I read this book. I felt as though my son was speaking to me. If you know ANYONE who has lost a child you must get them this book. One of the things that needs to be mentioned is that it is not specifically for the loss of a boy or girl, anyone can relate to this book if you believe that your loved one is in heaven.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received this book as a gift after the loss of my 3 week old daughter and it touched my heart. It was so encouraging.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mommy please don't cry was given to us after our second loss. I still read it and am sure that I will for a very long time to come. I have read lots of books on grief but none provide me with as much comfort as this book. It is also great to read to children to help them understand. Do have klenex handy though. This will be a book to leave you just as the author had hoped...'a smile to your face, tears to you eyes, and great healing to you broken heart.' For those who have ever lost a child you know the grief never goes completely away. This book will leave you with a peaceful feeling. It will be a book that you will read again and again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Please check Bible texts regarding death. This book does not comfort me, to think my grandsons are watching the sin and pain of this world from heaven. Jesus said, 'The dead know not anything.' Bible teaching states that death is a sleep and that those sleeping in death will be awakened at the resurrection. I find comfort in knowing that my grandsons (still births) are sleeping and when they awake to go to heaven they'll never have known sin or have seen sin.