When I’m pregnant, the older kids love watching little videos of babies in utero. I love to explain how big the baby is compared to objects they know and whats happening with our baby. Is the tiny heart beating? Can it hear their voices yet? Are it’s eyes open?
They’re always fascinated to learn how the baby develops. They love a new sibling months before meeting her. It’s one of the best parts of pregnancy for me–their wonder and joy as they bond with a new baby in the womb.
Last year, Lucy’s godmother gave her a copy of Regina Doman’s Angel in the Waters from Sophia Institute Press and the kids fell in love with it immediately. The illustrations by Ben Hatke are absolutely stunning and the story follows a baby in utero’s growing awareness of the world around him. It depicts safety and peace of being cradled in his mother’s body, the startling entry into the bright, big world, and the comforting realization that he knows his mother when she holds him for the first time. He is accompanied by his guardian angel throughout the book. His angel reassures him as he navigates the his changing environment (womb to birth).
This gorgeous picture book is such a celebration of life and portrays how tenderly God loves every child, no matter how small.
Lucy’s godmother warned me that it would make me cry and even after reading it dozens of times, I always get choked up and have to pause. It’s just so beautiful. Every person on this earth is valuable and has infinite worth. It’s a lovely gift for a family expecting a new baby or for any family that wants to help their children understand the worth of each life beginning at conception.
And since our paperback copy is now falling apart after being much loved, Sophia Institute Press sweetly sent us the 10th anniversary hardback edition and kindly offered a copy to a lucky Carrots reader!
So just enter the rafflecopter widget below (you may have to click over to the actual site to see it if you’re reading in a feed reader)! Only U.S. and Canadian residents, please, due to shipping costs. Thanks! Giveaway ends on Friday night (Oct. 24th) at midnight.
Special thanks to Sophia Institute Press for sponsoring this review and offering a giveaway prize.