Repost: There’s a Hole in my Bucket


I was talking to my husband the other day about how hard it is to describe the ongoing difficulty of living with child loss.

And this song popped into my head….

There’s a Hole in My Bucket

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.

7 thoughts on “Repost: There’s a Hole in my Bucket”

  1. Yes…describes it exactly…I seem to have developed a few extra holes in mine the last couple of weeks. I am really struggling to keep it together of late 💔

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    1. Some seasons are harder than others. One of the things I’m learning in this journey is that any additional stress or loss makes me struggle so much more. I don’t have the reserve I used to have. Praying that you feel the Father close to you right now and that He whispers courage to your heart. ❤


      1. No one is ever too broken to be used by God. Nothing is ever wasted in His Kingdom. It may begin very small-just being willing to listen to even a stranger who is having a hard day with compassion and grace. I didn’t start writing until almost 1 1/2 years after Dominic left us. (I had written a journal every day but not the blog.) But I was a writer before we lost him so God folded this new and awful experience into something He was already doing in my life. The world is full of self-focused people, but once our hearts are so utterly broken, they are also opened up to the many others who are hurting. Don’t feel pushed into anything, just be listening for when He whispers to your heart.


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