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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A New Book - The Memory Catcher; an inspiring true story about my mom, author Sarah Hinze

Working all summer with my mom, author Sarah Hinze on her inspiring life story The Memory Catcher was such a gift.  I was able to spend day after day, listening as she shared the most meaningful experiences of her life. 
The Memory Catcher is the story how my mom learned what God wanted her to do with her life.  She was five years old when an angel first spoke to her.  
She saw heaven in nature and learned to sense when angels were near.  Eventually, she fell in love with a man who believed in heaven too.   A year after their wedding, she held their first baby.  
It was than she knew many of the angels she had felt throughout her life had been her own unborn children.  
It wasn’t until losing a baby to miscarriage that she started to recognize what God wanted her to do.  She was to write about unborn children; tiny guardian angels who watch over us before they are born.  
She had her own impressions and memories, but had other mother’s had the same experience? 
My mom distributed a flyer in her town and within a few days, a mother contacted her.  “I saw my unborn daughter before she was born and I want to tell you about it.”
Soon, my mom was collecting memories from around the world.  Years later, she had published several books, but noticed one group of stories that were most unusual, pointing her research in an interesting direction.  What happens to the spirit of a baby who is aborted?
She interviewed and recorded accounts from others who had memories of spirit children not who had just been aborted, but who had miscarried or had a still birth.  As a researcher, she wanted to document children who die before they are born are not lost.  There are accounted for and cherished by a loving Father in Heaven who has a plan for each one of them.  She then compiled these stories in a book called The Castaways.
These stories come from all walks of faith and from a variety of different nationalities.  She found old tribe tales of the unborn, researched scripture not just from the Bible, but from other ancient texts and so on. 
You can imagine the spirit that goes along with this work.  Not only is it urgent, but it is reverent and sincere.  What most inspires me about my mom’s work and those who share their own memories of the unborn is that God is in charge.  He loves us.  There is always hope and no one is ever forgotten.
Sarah Hinze's other books can be found here.
The Memory Catcher is a book of inspiration.  Have you ever been scared or uncertain, knowing you have something to do for God, but are not sure how to do it?  I think in some way or another, we have all felt that still small voice whisper for us to do something good.
At times, she didn’t know how she would do it?  Who would listen and believe?  Her resources were limited and it seemed an impossible task.  But the feeling didn’t go away, so with a paper and pen she began to write.  She opened her mouth and spoke, she researched, she did anything she could do further her task along.
I know God has a mission for each of us, unique to our talents and characteristics.  That doesn’t mean it will be easy, but it does mean we can do it.  I remember my mom saying the Lord will chose the weak to accomplish his mighty work; we just have to be willing to listen.
Now for the first time, Sarah shares the key experiences that shaped her life and set her on course to become The Memory Catcher--one of the world's greatest advocates of the unborn. The Memory Catcher will be released in October 2012 by Spring Creek Books and I’ll keep up posted on its progress.  I just received an image of the front cover in my email box and it is gorgeous.
Jenny Matlock


  1. Amazing~ I have had 5 miscarriages. I've had one dream of all of them. I wrote a poem to my unborn children. Thank you for sharing

  2. I'm glad I found this blogpost...saw it on Facebook that a mutual friend had posted...without reading it and before seeing the picture of "The Castaways" (which your mom had given to me several years ago), as soon as I saw the pictures I thought "I know that girl"...Sarah, your mom and I lived in the same house at USU back in the day :) CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU LAURA ON THE MEMORY CATCHER!!!

  3. Laura ~ both you and your mom are remarkable women. Love the blog post. Congratulations on the book. Best to you both.

    Stephanie Abney

  4. I remember the exact moment that my unborn baby died in utero. I was at the end of my sixth month, and I was grocery shopping. I felt something. It was almost like a whisper. I went to the doctor, and he confirmed that my little boy had died.

  5. I had a similar experience like Judie but the doctor I had was the most awful person when I lost my unborn daughter Rachel Lee! I had a real experience with the Lord after I nearly died one week later and to this day my faith is stronger than it ever was! When God speaks to you,you listen!
    I would love to get the book when it comes out. Please let me know.
    This post was wonderful! You and your mom are the most amazing women! Blessings to you!

  6. How interesting! I know that there are angels among us and I suppose I've felt their presence at times, but not in a concrete way.

  7. I have lost 2 babies so this was a really thoughtful post for me.

  8. Wow.


    It takes a lot of courage to share heartache.

    I had a long series of miscarriages many years ago. It is something I still think about.

    Thanks for sharing this.

    It sounds like it will help a lot of people.