Love You Still
How does a mother say goodbye to her baby before she can even say a proper hello?
In the memoir Love You Still, after years of infertility, when Maria Price learned she was carrying her second child, Julia, a healthy baby girl, she felt like she had moved past the pain into her miraculous happily ever after. . . until one day, without warning, at the end of a textbook pregnancy, Maria and her husband, Joe, sat staring at an ultrasound screen that was now, heartbreakingly, still.
After birthing and then burying their daughter, Maria and Joe needed to navigate their separate grief journeys without losing each other. Despite Joe’s seemingly unconditional love and endless patience, Maria still had to find a way to live in a world without her daughter through the depression, crisis of faith, and unplanned pregnancy that followed Julia’s death.
Had God failed Maria? Had she failed Him? Had she failed as a mother? Could she still parent her son, while grieving her daughter? Was there enough room in her heart for another baby? Could she survive another loss? Could she learn to live with the constant pain of Julia’s absence? Was she willing to try?
This is a path of inexplicable heartbreak, unexpected healing, and, through it all, unfailing love.
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About the Author
Maria Price is a teacher, a wife, and a mom to three beautiful children: Joey and Benjamin on Earth, and Julia in Heaven. Maria is passionately involved in supporting other bereaved parents on social media, in support groups, and in quiet local coffee shops. Love You Still is her debut book and memoir. Maria and her family make their home in Davenport, Iowa.