This is NOT Forever…

One breath

One glance

A single tiny detail transports me from here to there.

Takes me from doing alright to devastation

Changes daylight to dark and grips my soul with terrifying pain.

If I didn’t have hope to cling to

If I didn’t know that every promise of God in Christ is yes and amen

If I didn’t trust that my tears are recorded in His book,

my name written on His hands

and my life secure within His own I’d let the darkness take me under.

Breathe in

Breathe out

It will pass

THIS is not forever.

Forever is waiting for me

Dominic is already there-

Tomorrows without end.

No tears

No fears

No goodbyes

Open arms.

not your best life

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.

5 thoughts on “This is NOT Forever…”

  1. I love this! I agree with everything you wrote 100%. Thank you, Jesus, this painful life as a bereaved mom is not all there is. We will be with our children again FOREVER.

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  2. I can not find the words to tell you how much I love this!!! Trying to figure out a way to print this for my mirror. And my sink. And my closet. And my car…. Everywhere’. Thank You!!!

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  3. i need to read this everyday, such comfort in your words, i wish i could just reach out and hug u in person, u are such a blessing to me, to everyone here, i am so very thankful that even in the midst of your pain, u share your grief , your hope , that blessed assurance that the best is yet to come, thank u Melanie!

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