Lyn Westman avec Baby Trouve Grace
Baby Finds Grace (French Edition)
Baby Finds Grace was written to bring healing to children who suffer from grief and/or trauma. Though the book is written for children, it may bring healing to parents or caregivers as well. While the story focuses on three birds and a lamb who each experience the loss of loved ones, the symptoms and approaches are applicable to any form of trauma.
The earth is groaning, and people are suffering. War, disaster, poverty, disease, and divorce affect everyone in a negative way, especially the children. These children live in a variety of settings, such as single parent, extended families, or in new families like foster care, adoptive, or in a children’s home. They may even live on the streets. Some are abused, some are taken as agents of war, some are sold. The end result is trauma - physical, emotional, sexual, spiritual, or all of the above. At the very least, these children grieve their losses.
People in the new settings must make adjustments as well. At best it is stressful, even if it is positive stress. Sometimes the children seem to be thrust upon the family; a duty of sorts. All types of thoughts and feelings emerge, and as a result, conflict . . . and perhaps abuse may occur.
Some families may make a conscious decision to bring one or more new children into the home. But even if the decision was based on prayer, all the family members have adjustments to make; and though there are many positives, there is a shift in the system along with losses for every family member.
The author's hope is that Baby Finds Grace equips folks to navigate these changes and losses in a positive way, bring healing to children. May God bless it.
“I am certain that this excellent masterpiece will help in repairing, saving thousands of wounded children.”
Professor Kolou DASSA
Psychiatrist; Focal Point, Mental Health (Ministry of Health – Togo)
“Dr. Lyn’s integrity and pursuit of excellence is evident in her ongoing education, spiritual growth and love and service to the poor. She is a woman of faith and humility who loves adventure and the world around her. My wife, Deyon, and I are honored to call her our friend. In Baby Finds Grace, Dr. Lyn provides an environment of compassion in which children can begin, or continue, the journey to emotional and spiritual healing.”
President and Founder, Mercy Ships
“Somehow both heart-breaking and hope-giving, simple yet profound. This book is for all who have grieved the loss of loved ones, and especially for those who seek to bring grace and healing to children whose hearts have known deep hurt.”
President, Christian Alliance for Orphans and author of Becoming Home
“I heartily commend this story as a wonderful tool for caregivers working with traumatized children. In a very non-threatening way it tenderly weaves awareness of trauma symptoms and models “care" for the child who is traumatized.”
Founder/Executive Director of RiverCross, A Ministry of TWR