“As a bereaved mother, I’ve read my fair share of books on the topic of grief, and this is by far one of the most powerful. Martin is not just a grieving mother but also an old soul with an artist’s vision. Her emotion-filled descriptions aren’t just lines of flowery poetry. She is brave enough to hold the looking glass up to the whole of her experience—the parts people know about, as well as the parts most people don’t talk about. In addition to sharing her precious son with us, she memorializes other children and gives us a peek into the journey of so many. Since one of the greatest difficulties in facing a child’s death is the overwhelming feeling of loneliness, this collection of stories serves as a reminder that there are others who share this path. If you have experienced the death of a child, I suspect you will find warm comfort when you discover yourself in her courageous storytelling.”