Child Loss: When It’s Been YEARS-How To Bless a Grieving Parent

Please hear me. 

I do NOT blame you that my son and my sorrow have drifted down your list of “things that need attention”.  Your life is as busy as mine once was and your calendar full of commitments and celebrations that require your attendance.

There is no way you would know it’s 69 days until the fifth anniversary of Dominic’s sudden absence. 

There is no reason for you to be aware that as the southern landscape turns to spring, my heart and mind turn to death.  

But it’s the truth. 

Read the rest here:  When It’s Been YEARS-How to Bless a Grieving Parent

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 “Child Loss: When It’s Been YEARS-How To Bless a Grieving Parent”

  1. Melanie–May I post the link to this post (How to Bless a Grieving Parent) on my Facebook page? I only have about a dozen Facebook friends, but I know the post would be helpful to them since most struggle with whether to mention our Jeffrey Thomas to us. We a little more than three years after his death. Thanks–Jerry Engler (husband of Jeni).


    1. You are welcome to post any of the blog posts to your personal page. You can do it via the social media “share” buttons at the bottom of the post. Thank you for asking.


  2. I understand the double dates of grieving … Brandon died on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. So the anxiety and pain of Thanksgiving and the next two days, what we did those days in the hospital to prepare our hearts to walk him to heaven while the world was giving thanks … is agonizing. And the date, Nov. 26, is the second grief. No matter how you try to get through one or the other, they are BOTH heart crushing. Prayers, Melanie, that God will gather you close and you can rest in his arms.

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