There are few books that address the weight of guilt and shame that a grieving mother carries with her after the loss of her child. The deep feeling of failure that accompanies child loss can be heart, mind and soul crippling. Reengaging in life after loss and attempting to find a sliver of hope again is an on-going battle– one no bereaved mother should travel alone. No matter the age or cause of death, no matter the story, this book is for you, sweet mama. It’s the book you can reach for in the middle of the night, when you feel like no one understands your pain. It’s the book you can carry with you anywhere and everywhere, to give you a lift of hope, a sliver of light in the darkness. It’s a balm for your broken heart, a comfort for your aching soul. It’s an elixir to combat that feeling of failure, a way to lift your heart and soul, again and again, whenever it needs to be lifted with some gentle, loving encouragement from someone who knows. It’s a way to replace the insidious lies with a truth that will resonate with all your broken pieces, a truth that will settle deep into every crevice of your being. Whether today, or years from now, some day, some how, I hope you know what I know to be true: you truly are the mother of all mothers– a warrior mama through and through.
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THANK YOU to every mom, dad, social worker, therapist, nurse, doctor, person, hospital, church, grief center, and non-profit that has helped us get this book to every aching heart. We couldn’t do it without you!
It’s more than just a book, it’s a movement.
To date, this book has comforted the hearts of over 50,000 grieving families around the world. It has become a trusted resource for grieving moms, therapists, hospital bereavement programs, churches, non-profits, grief centers, and yoga studios worldwide.
We’re on a mission to make compassionate grief support the norm.
“This book is breathtakingly beautiful. When I first picked up the book I wasn’t expecting it to touch me so much since I am eight years out from Christian dying. But I was a little lost for words with the comfort it gave me. If you’re looking for a gift of comfort for a bereaved mother, this is a beautiful book.” — Carly Marie Dudley, Artist
Author: Angela Miller
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Dimensions: 6.25 x 6.25 x .75
Page Count: 88
Mia Bolte, M.A., Buddhist psychotherapist –
You Are the Mother of All Mothers comforts the tender heart. Angela’s deeply authentic voice is one of a dear friend offering inspiration and care.
Catherine Hewson and Dr. Maibritt Pedersen Zari, founders of Forever Present: A Gift from Pema and Isla –
This book will act as a hand reaching out to people in their darkest time.
Stacey Gripshover, founder of Raising BLUE –
Angela steps right inside grief to allow something beautiful to grow and shows us that we can too.
Maripili Araya, artist, choreographer, talent manager and TV personality –
You Are the Mother of All Mothers has empowered me to make room in my heart for self-forgiveness and peace, and to fearlessly embrace the beautiful, endless love I will always carry for my children.
Jennifer Sandberg, MA, LPC –
This book honors the strength it takes to love even past death.
Cathy Seehuetter, twice-bereaved mother and Minnesota Regional Coordinator for The Compassionate Friends –
You Are the Mother of All Mothers states better than any other book the thoughts, guilt, fears and feelings that a bereaved mother lives with on a daily basis.
Tova Gold, findingmymuchness.com –
Angela Miller has a gift with words. She strings them together to not only create verbal poetry, but ideas and imagery so powerful they can rock you to your very core. She has taken her pain, her grief and turned it into a gift so beautiful and empowering for other mothers. It is a testament not only to her spirit and the light she is here to share with the world, but also to the strength of women, of mothers and of love. Whether you have endured loss or not, it is impossible to read her words and not be moved by their passion and honesty.
Lindsey Henke, LCSW –
This is not a book that will sit on my bookshelf and collect dust. It will be kept on my nightstand so that Angela’s healing words are within arm’s reach.
Kate Spindler –
A gift to the Universe. If you or someone you know has lost a child, this is the perfect hug, a salve for the soul.
Rachel Awes, psychologist, author + art playgroundist at rachelawes.com –
Angela offers fierce encouragement, reminding women of their superhero nature, given the invincible strength it takes to mother a child they can no longer hold, see, touch or hear.
Kelly McDyre, executive director of Faith’s Lodge –
You Are the Mother of All Mothers is a lighthouse in the stormy sea of a bereaved mother’s grief. Angela’s words not only light the way, they heal.
Lori Mullins Ennis, editor of Still Standing Magazine –
With her honest and forthright sentiment, bereaved mothers everywhere can find a friend, confidant, and fellow survivor in Angela.
Sherokee Ilse, bereaved mother and author of Empty Arms: Coping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Neonatal Death –
Angela encourages mothers not to let guilt and shame define them, despite their natural tendencies to have these feelings.”
William J. Doherty, Ph.D., Professor of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota and author of Take Back Your Marriage –
Healing, empowering and deeply moving. A must read for bereaved mothers everywhere.” ~ “Angela has been to hell and back, and she wrote this moving and inspiring book so that others will not have to journey alone.
Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley, international grief experts and founders of the Open to Hope Foundation –
Healing, empowering and deeply moving. A must read for bereaved mothers everywhere.
Sean Hanish, writer/producer/director of Return to Zero –
You Are the Mother of All Mothers is a refreshingly honest portrayal of a mother’s undying love for her child.