Think back on the most awful thing that has ever happened to you.
Does it still hurt? Do you still carry scars from where it pierced your soul and broke your heart?
Can you forget it? Really, really forget it?
Has it shaped the way you think about life and how you conduct yourself today?
Are you a different person NOW because that happened THEN?
Now magnify that to an impossibly greater degree and you might have an inkling of how child loss impacts parents and their families.
I will never “get over”, “move on”, “cease feeling sorrow” or “forget what happened”.
My son is my son as long as my heart still beats. If he were living, he would be part of my life. Death hasn’t changed that.
I am learning to live with loss, learning to bear up under its unceasing pressure and learning to carry on and keep going.
I am different than I was and different than I would have been if Dominic hadn’t left us.
But only heaven can undo this injury, only Christ in eternity can fully redeem this pain.