Review: Winter Moon Rises, by Scott Blum
When this heart warming book arrived at my door as part of the Hay House Bloggers Book review program, I had no idea the profound impact it would have on me. As I began to read the story so beautifully detailed by Scott Blum I welcomed the warm sense of joy that I always feel when told of pregnancy. All the possibilities seem to be open to us in that moment. As a mother of three little ones I feel such a strong connection with those who have been pregnant and also feel a profound loss when their pregnancies have difficulties.
This is a book written about the process a family/couple traverse when the desire to create a child is so strong that they have planned for years spiritually and physically. This story takes a turn down the road of miscarriage which so closely resembles the miscarriage of a dear friend of mine. I found myself resisting the turn of events as Madisyn’s body released her pregnancy. My heart wrenched as I recalled my own friends turn down this road. I felt the fear of loss so tangibly within myself that I too needed a break from this subject and put the book to the side for a day. As I warmed to reading again, I found tremendous healing as the author honestly depicts all that goes through ones mind and heart at this time.
As the book continued I found the most remarkable similarities between my dear friend and Scott and Madisyn as I was given the beautiful news that my dear friend was once again expecting a child. This beautiful book is an honest depiction of the challenge of pregnancy, loss, and rebirth. I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to heal and release through reading this heart warming story and find the synchronicity so beautiful, I will carry this story with me as I attend the home birth of my dear friend who’s story resonates so closely with Scott and Madisyn’s.