(as included in the The Journal of Regression Therapy Volume ΧIX, Fall 2009)
Angel Babies is a book that would never have been written if not for the efforts of a particular angel baby soul known as Dillon. It was through his determined efforts and pushing his mom, the author, that his story, and the stories of other angel baby souls, is told.
McGivern put it so eloquently in her book, “When signs of souls on the other side were close to me but too big for my mind to absorb or deal with, I questioned their authenticity. I pushed them away. Although I was being jolted awake, I’d been programmed not to believe. I realized that often the very phenomena I need to explore are the ones that challenge my belief system.”
The opening section, three chapters, tells the story of McGivern’s transition from one belief system to another. As I read her story I was reminded of the common path many of us have traveled; a path that started in ordinary life with our original belief system firmly in place and then transitioned through outside influence, often through much kicking and screaming on our part, to an expanded and sometimes totally different belief system.
McGivern relates her emotionally painful story of miscarriage of her son Dillon and his return in spirit some four years later. Throughout her experience of pregnancy, miscarriage, and then inspiration to write this book are events and personal experiences that make very real sense to her and those who have similar belief systems. Skeptics will undoubtedly use the “no scientific basis and proof” card in an effort to trump her assertions and new beliefs.
Their assertion evaporates as she presents her story and the many confirmations she receives along her journey; confirmations from those who hardly or definitely do not know her personally. In addition, she presents some twenty-nine other stories of angel babies as related by their mothers. The stories relate the various ways angel babies have let their presence be known: dreams, visions, psychic experiences, Near-Death Experiences, coincidences, meditation, and hypnosis.
There is no “how-to” information specifically, although the stories of how other parents have dealt with this very personal tragedy are a sort of “how-to.” This book belongs in every doctor’s office that deals with expecting mothers in one way or another; ready to be handed out in time of need or even just because the messages are so uplifting. The fact that angel babies are still with us even though their physical body is gone can be very settling to an aching heart. And their message remains, just as Dillon told his mom so many times, “I’m right here!”