Coming Soon! (slowly)

About a week ago, I promised a series of posts highlighting the time “after” loss–and I have had some amazing responses from grieving parents willing to share their experiences.

But the number of responses has made it challenging to distill the different voices into a collective and representative picture.  So it’s taking a little more time than I thought it would.

I hope to begin the series early in  February.  A good time to start sharing how others have loved us who walk this path in the valley of the shadow of death.

It won’t all be sunshine and roses.  Valleys have dark places and the sun is often hidden by the high mountains on each side.

There are times when the Body of Christ and our own families have failed to show up or minister in meaningful ways.

But there are so many good stories of faithful friendship, encouragement and genuine compassion!  

Thank you to all who have shared with me.  And if you have thought about it, but let it slip your mind, it’s not too late–send me an email, comment on this post or message me on Facebook.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Author: Melanie

I am a shepherd, wife and mother of four amazing children, three that walk the earth with me and one who lives with Jesus. This is a record of my grief journey and a look into the life I didn't choose. If you are interested in joining a community of bereaved parents leaning on the promises of God in Christ, please like the public Facebook page, "Heartache and Hope: Life After Losing a Child" and join the conversation.

2 thoughts on “Coming Soon! (slowly)”

  1. Melanie – I too lost my son & my only child. I was both mom & dad to him. As a single parent for 30 years, he was my life, my purpose, my best friend. I am also a Christian & live in Birmingham (the Hoover area) AL. Your posts have been an inspiration to me as I am just now attempting to step back out into this new abnormally normal life after about 3 years of isolating in my grief. I have the complicated kind but to me their is no uncomplicated grief for any parent who has lost their child. I just recently stumbled upon your blog through one of my other angel mom facebook groups & can identify with every thing I have read of yours so far. I can see the Holy Spirit using your gift of writing to bring comfort & compassion for the other parents who are suffering the loss of their child/children. I am not sure where in Alabama you are but would so love to meet you ! Thank you for bearing your soul to help others whose hearts & lives have been torn apart by child loss. God bless you & I will be praying for you. In His Love, ~ Pamela


    1. Pamela, I am sending you info on my location via email. I’m not far from you.
      Thank you for the encouraging words–I am so sorry for your loss. May grace and mercy overwhelm you and God strengthen you for each new day.


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