Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello by Raebeth Buda, A True story of a mother's love and grief.

Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello 
  by RaeBeth McGee-Buda
Genre: Nonfiction/Christian/Grief & Loss
Audience: Adult
Formats: Paperback and Ebook
E-Cover By: RaeBeth McGee-Buda
Paperback Cover: Marcy Rachel
Editor: Lee Ryder
ISBN-10: 1484801466
ISBN-13: 1492110884
Date Published: October 15, 2013


The journey of pregnancy brings hope, joy, and love for the expecting mother. The hope of giving birth to a new life. The joy of feeling this new life grow inside of her. The love that starts with a test that doesn't ever end. Dreams for the unborn child flood the new mother’s mind, as well as those around her. Each step of the pregnancy is a cherished moment. The anticipation of meeting her cherished baby builds from the very first month and ends after birth.
This is the story of one mother and how a few words changed her life forever. How a piece of her faded when she heard these words: “There’s no heartbeat.” When RaeBeth Buda laid in the hospital in labor, she and her husband heard those dreaded words.
What happens when all of those dreams are shattered in a moment’s notice? How does one cope with the loss of their child? This is the story of their journey and of the devastating grief of the loss of her daughter, Dakota Emily Buda.


What inspired you to write Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello?
This story is based on my real life. Every aspect of this book is something I went through. In May 2013, I gave birth to my forever sleeping daughter. While in the funk of grieving, I began reading books based upon the same thing I was going through. When reading Jamie Gibson’s My Angel, I realized I needed to write my story. I needed to bring awareness to what I am going through. I need to help people understand what angel moms go through. This was the reason why I wrote my story.

How long did it take you to complete the entire writing/publishing process with your book?

I began writing Saying Goodbye in June. I had it completely written and edited by the end of September. Then, published in October. So, four months total.

What are your hopes with your book?

I want to reach out to other angel moms to show that they are not alone and I want to help those who weren’t put on this path within life to understand. There’s so many people who have no idea how the lives of angel parents change when they lose their baby. I want to help spread awareness for Pregnancy and Infant Loss. Those are my hopes and goals.

Do you have another work in progress?

I do. I’m going to venture away from my normal and go for a paranormal story. I’ve titled it Forbidden Destiny. I’m unsure of when it will be released but as I mentioned it’s a work in progress.

What is it like being an angel Mom now?

The best way to explain it has been mentioned within my third vlog on YouTube. So, it’s best that I refer your readers there. This video explains most of the remaining questions that were attached to this interview. Such as, What is life like now that you’re an angel mom? And, How do you cope?


Small Teaser

Shortly after our perfectly imperfect wedding, my husband and I headed off to our honeymoon. We were thrilled. It seemed like things were finally falling into place. He had a great job and we were happy. The honeymoon was amazing. We decided to take a trip to the Pocono’s for the most amazing time at the most beautiful and entertaining resort we could find...Pocono Palace. I felt like a princess. We overly enjoyed our honeymoon. We took walks, played games in the game room, and made some memories would will last a lifetime.

Of course our honeymoon went by too quickly and after two weeks, we headed home. I was glad to though because I was missing my daughter. She’s an amazing little girl who has one heck of a sense of humor. She brightens our world. There’s not a day that goes by where she doesn’t make us laugh or make our hearts melt. Her personality is amazing and her outlook on the world is impressive.

Let me introduce to you our princess, Emma. She’s our world, our breath that we breathe, and we love her more than life itself. She’s a daddy’s girl and isn’t your typical little child. She loves to get down and dirty with her daddy when working on cars, but won’t hesitate to spend the day getting her nails painted with Mommy.

When we got back from our honeymoon, life went back to the way it was. Emma started first grade and Greg went back to work. I had a book I needed to finish writing. I tried so hard to finish this book but out of the blue, I started to get sick. My stomach would hurt and I was exhausted. Several weeks went by and I didn’t seem to be getting any better.
Then it came to me, I might be pregnant.



I was brought to tears with this book, I did not expect to be moved the way I was but I cried so hard, especially at the part where they had to tell their daughter Emma about her baby sister going to live with Jesus. It was heart wrenching and I cannot imagine what this author and more importantly this mother has gone through.
I followed her pregnancy like many others on Facebook did. I have been a fan of Raebeth for a while now, when I first read her Silenced series, I fell in love with her and her writing skills. I was so happy for her to be having another baby to share the love that she carries with her at all times with, She is one of the most amazing ladies and we can all see her strength and love now through this book. 


About the Author:

RaeBeth McGee-Buda was born in southwestern Pennsylvania in 1987, the second daughter of Rachel Yost and Arthur Curtis McGee. RaeBeth grew up loving to read and write poetry, as well as short stories. Her childhood dream was to become a teacher. Rae Beth's dream of writing was created in her eleventh grade literature class where writing became her passion.
She graduated from American Intercontinental University in 2010 with her associates in business administration. She enjoys spending her time writing and feels that connecting with readers is her main goal. 
RaeBeth married in August 2012 to her husband, Gregory Stephen Buda Jr. and resides in a small Pennsylvania town of Fairchance. RaeBeth is a full time mother of one beautiful little girl and a mother to an angel in heaven as of May 27th, 2013.


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