Eight hours of eternity
Giacomo’s story is a story of hope and love.
The Hope that life is never lived in vain, even when it is so brief, the hope that even when living the biggest pain, we can live with peace in our heart and the love of Jesus.
What can you find in a mother’s heart and mind when she has been told that the baby in her womb has a life-limiting condition? Through the pages of her diary, Silvia lets us live those dramatic hours and the many “whys” she and her husband had. This is the beginning of a journey supported by many people and the reading of some important books, that helped a family avoid being overwhelmed by despair and recognise that their son, like all children, was only asking to be welcomed, loved and accompanied to the destiny of his short but meaningful life.
This is the miracle that happened: Giacomo lived only eight hours, but he left a sign in the life of many people. He let questions be made, he comforted, he gave hope and certainty to everybody that every life has value. Always.
“The first edition of this book was published in June 2017. Through this book, many people reached out to me and many friendships were born (including my friendship with the person who translated this book – I’m so grateful for her job!). Thanks to the book I was able to accompany many mums going through the same or similar experiences and share my journey with them. I feel grateful that my pain and sorrow was useful in helping others” (Silvia).
All the author’s rights of my book will be donated to the «Neonatal Comfort Care Program» of The Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital di New York, where our Dr. Elvira Parravicini works.