I am married and enjoy a simple and productive life in the Canadian prairies with my husband, Isaac, and son, Matt.
In 2008, I began my first narrative, Heal My Broken Heart, endorsed by award-winning and bestselling authors, Jerry L. Sittser (A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows Through Loss), and Mary-Ann Kirkby (I Am Hutterite). It has been described as both "...a gift to others" and as "Raw, anguished, extraordinary. If you have ever experienced loss or know someone who has, read this book!"
My story speaks of my journey towards hope and healing after the death of our four-year-old son, Jordi. Gleaning from the hundreds of poems I had written after my son's passing, I have woven a story of hope for all who have suffered loss.
I continue to offer encouragement to readers via my blog, and on social media (Facebook and Twitter). I hope to soon have a video on YouTube all about Jordi's life.
My goal is to publish many more of my stories and poems, which have proven inspirational to both bereaved and non-bereaved parents, as well as to those who have not had children. We all experience loss in our lifetime, my poems help you to reflect on your own unique situation bringing new and uplifting insights into loss, sprinkled with healing, helpful reflection.
I work tirelessly to increase awareness of the concerns of the bereaved parent, by sharing my own story of hope and providing direction and enlightenment to all people who suffer loss.
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After the Loss of a Child: You Are Not Alone
by Monica Hofer
“… Powerfully tender, heartfelt and gripping.”
A heartfelt collection of poems about a mother's journey towards acceptance, understanding, and hope. Bereaved parents will be comforted in knowing they are not alone in their sorrow and anguish.
Heal My Broken Heart
by Monica Hofer
A poignant account of recovery from devastating loss reaching deep into a mother's aching heart and soul during the days, months and years following her worst nightmare. If you ever wanted to understand yourself, or a bereaved sibling, daughter, or friend who has suffered indescribable loss, this book will help you do just that. Walk with the author on her journey toward healing and wholeness.
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