In October of 2005, Stephanie Sullivan tragically lost her only child, her daughter, Makaylee.
She almost lost her life as well, due to complications of a rare condition called bicornuate uterus, which means “heart shaped womb.” This became the title of her book.
After this loss and other personal tragedies, she felt led to share her story in hopes of helping others.
In sharing her story, she hopes to bring awareness to the emotional and physical aspects of losing a child. Her goal was in reaching out to mothers, fathers and families that have had to endure the horrible tragedy of saying goodbye to their baby or babies, born and unborn.
In this heartfelt, captivating memoir, Ms. Sullivan stresses the importance of having, and giving, the respect a grieving parent, especially the mother, needs when something like this happens.
In addition, her purpose is to bring to light the importance of getting help when you are faced with such loss.
You’ve been through something that will forever change your life, and it’s OK to seek professional help through counseling, and sometimes, medication. That’s not showing weakness or lack of faith in God. Life is difficult, and sometimes, very unforgiving. Add the death of a child, and it can be unbearable.
We hope that her story will help you, or someone you know, get through the loss of a child. Know that you are not alone. You are a part of a very unique group of blessed people. You are a mother to an angel, and that’s a special honor to hold. A very difficult position, but a special one.