Writing this book has been a passion project for me. The focus is my son and his little friends: ALL the babies and children who live in the hearts of those who love them. This is why it's so special to me when I receive a beautiful review. Here are just some of the lovely things people have said: 

    • “I’m so grateful that you have shared your love for Xavier with the release of your book. It’s mums like you that help make life a little more ‘do-able’ for those that are battling the same loss” 
    Ashleigh from NSW, Australia
    • "What you put together was brave, emotional and empowering. I was so nervous giving it to my friend as a gift, worried it might bring up challenging emotions, but your story assured me it's something people who have experienced this kind of loss will appreciate. It gave me space to tell my friend I love and honour her baby who was only here for a short time. My friend has messaged me tonight with heart felt thanks. Thank you for providing this narrative for mums, dads, siblings, family and friends to celebrate the life that was taken too soon” 
    Clare from VIC, Australia
    • “Your beautiful book arrived today. I was having the worst morning and this has just absolutely put me at peace. Your book is incredible, I love it so much and can not wait to sit in my son’s room and read it to him tonight” 
    Victoria from NSW, Australia
    • “The book is so beautiful. I’ve already told my GP, birth photographer, doula, counsellor and funeral director about the book. They all love it. My husband read it at our son’s funeral and it was so sweet and heartbreaking” 
    Sarah from VIC, Australia
    • “Thank you Annie-M for providing grieving families with such a special gift – from your heart to theirs. I know Xavier would be so proud of his mumma” 
    Megan from NSW, Australia
    • “I just wanted to say how beautiful and treasured your book is in our house. I read it to our daughter; and speak of our son all the time. I think he would have been a helicopter pilot” 
    Carlee from WA, Australia

 

Also, some of the photos people have shared: 

Baby and Book - 'You Could Have Been'

 Little rainbow, Opie, 'reading' to her sibling in the stars

Book in Cot - 'You Could Have Been'

Book nestled safely in baby Brooklyn's cot

Mum at beach - 'You Could Have Been'

Beautiful mama reading to her baby boy, Adrian as she snuggles his teddy in tightly

Three siblings reading - 'You Could Have Been'

Two little brothers, and one little sister, reading to their sibling, Ruby, who lives only in their hearts

A special place - 'You Could Have Been'

A special place in the home for baby Zoe who lived eight incredible months, and her sibling Rory, who never drew breath

Father and Son - 'You Could Have Been'

Special moment reading to baby Aksel. Daddy and his boys

Funeral -'You Could Have Been'

Mama holding baby boy, Aksel for the last time at his funeral, as daddy reads 'You Could Have Been' 

Ann-Maree Imrie - You Could Have Been

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