A Faint Echo

Just out of earshot my heart strains to hear the faint echo of Dominic’s voice-his humor, his lively sarcasm and biting wit I can almost convince myself that he’s there in the room as the two other boys banter back and forth. 

I’m used to a trio, not a duet. 


It’s like the blues without a bass line. 

How can it be the same song and yet a different one altogether?

Oh, how I miss him!

for the rest of my life I will search for moments full of you


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 “A Faint Echo”

  1. Four years on March 6th, it is as fresh in my mind as yesterday. Some days I hear her voice, other days, my soul aches to hear her voice just one more time. Whatcha doin Mama?


  2. tonight…as the two year mark of his homegoing arrives…I did just that very thing…touching things John Paul had touched…eyes closed I could almost feel him there…it is so very different, having carried him within for nine months, awaiting – eagerly awaiting his arrival to earth…his absence is unlike any other loss I have experienced…grandparents, parents, loved ones, siblings, cousins, all that have gone before have left a gaping hole in my soul, but nothing like the loss of my firstborn son…and I cry out at times, Lord, just what are we still here for? with all the evil manifesting in so many different arenas…Maranatha! Come Quickly, Lord Jesus! I am thankful you give yourself to this blog communication, Melanie…you have ministered to me and so many…you may have no idea just how much… ❤

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    1. Tonight, it is now three years – and “Ditto” to all of what I wrote last year 😢🥺 and Thank you some more, Melanie 🥰


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