The Complex World of Child Loss

On the other side of child loss, many things that used to be easy just aren’t anymore.  

It takes so much energy to get through a day and navigate the minefields of conversation.

I wrote this a few months ago as I was pondering this aspect of my new life:

“One of the things I’ve been forced to embrace in the wake of child loss is that there are very few questions, experiences or feelings that are simple anymore.”

Read the rest here:  It’s Complicated


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 “The Complex World of Child Loss”

  1. This is very true for myself as well. Two years from the day my son left for Heaven, I started getting confused, tripping over my words and making mistakes at work doing things I’ve done for years. I look forward to the day that I once again have energy and a strong mind. God bless you!


  2. Nicely done. But I think this where some men differ from women. First instance, when I walk into a store and hear the music, I hear but don’t listen. I’m focused on shopping. Strangers don’t ask men how many children we have. I do have a canned answer ready, two. Music in church can be the same, just maybe not the resulting sobbing, just overwhelming sadness.

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