Just Be: How My Stillborn Son Taught Me to Surrender
Heartbreak from the loss of a loved one or from loss of innocence traumatizes the soul, but what if the loss of your baby who was born still could lead you to forgive someone who brutally harmed you and nearly left you for dead?
With raw emotion, humor, and courage, Lindsay tells her story of thirteen years of darkness and the power of forgiveness that finally set her free.
Lindsay was a normal, happy teenager, but at the tender age of 16, she found herself terrorized and in the hands of a rapist whose brutal force robbed her innocence that left her in unbearable pain, darkness and silence. For the next thirteen years, she suffered silently, never telling anyone except her husband Jason what had happened. The ugly aftermath of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder left her with debilitating anxiety and nightmares that shadowed her college years, her relationship with her beloved Jason and even their first-born baby didn’t bring her true relief or joy.
Until one cold November morning in her doctor’s office, six months pregnant with their second baby, her life would change forever.
The fetal monitor became silent…a silence that matched her own silence. Searing pain ripped her heart wide opened and ignited mysterious dreams, divine messages and a strange new awakening began to emerge.
Laboring with a baby that had died in her womb was met with overwhelming grief …a grief that beckoned her to make a choice…to choose life, and surrender her silence and suffering. Only then could the light of hope – filter into the broken shards of her heart and let love begin to mend the pieces back together. She finally knew what the dreams and messages were telling her and what unconditional love was asking her to do… to forgive the man who took her life so that she could take it back again.
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Meet the Author
Lindsay Gibson is an American Fiction author who writes stories about women who have met the conflict and challenges of life and thrived in relationships, home and romance . She writes stories that heal the inner voice and child inside of her female characters and invites her readers to do the same as they take a deep breath, smile and connect to their passion.
She lives in Connecticut with her three blonde girls...Two Tots and a Teen and with her Irish husband who keeps her laughing with his brogue. She is passionate about healthy living and raising children in a natural, toxic free environment.
Just Be Guide: Steps to Healing
Do you think it’s possible to heal from past trauma? The debilitating effects of constant anxiety, sleepless nights, trust issues, flashbacks, anger and crushing sadness left me wondering if I could ever heal, so I simply went into “forever” denial. Ignoring my symptoms only made me worse, but eventually I found out how to heal and you can too. In my memoir, Just Be, you are taken through a thirteen-year journey of how I coped, and you can see through my eyes what it was like for me – but most importantly – how I overcame it. How I healed and chose to live again. Through becoming aware of my triggers, I have successfully learned how to better manage the trauma symptoms. Now there is more meaning and fulfillment in my life again. I am more able to relax and trust all that life has to offer me. And best of all, I rediscovered my inner joy.
The Just Be Guide: Steps to Healing from Trauma is a step-by-step guide to help you begin the journey to release your story safely and take your life back again. Everything that I learned in those thirteen years are inside this guide, to lead you back to yourself – back to your life – and back to love and joy!