1. a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant.
    Synonyms:  rest, break, breathing space, interval, intermission, interlude, recess, lull, pause, time out.

I have been blogging now for nearly 20 months and creating a daily post for most of that time.

I love the connections I’ve made with bereaved parents around the world and other people whose hurting hearts beat in rhythm with my own even though I hate the reason for our coming together.

But I’m tired-my body is desperate for rest, my mind needs to be refreshed and renewed and my spirit is weak.

So for this next week I’m going to do something simple each day.  I’ll be posting a quote or meme or Bible verse that has spoken to me in some way on this journey.

I hope they will also speak to you.

No lengthy, soul-searching insights or essays.

Please stick around-regular posts will resume June 25th.

Love to all of you who encourage me and each other by sharing here and online in other safe spaces.

I hope that if you are in need of rest, you’ll find a way to take a break as well. 

rest field




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.

4 thoughts on “Respite”

  1. Grieving is very exhausting, physically and emotionally. And it sounds like you’ve been very busy with a lot of other things too. You deserve this time for some self care.

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