Trying to Keep Up

I love, love, love when people leave comments on the blog!  

Even though I wish we had come together over a common happy experience, I’m still thankful we have come together.

And I normally try hard to “like” and answer every comment in a timely way.

But this spring has been a real roller coaster ride and I’ve fallen dreadfully behind.

Please forgive me.  

I’m trying to keep up, but no matter how fast I pedal, I’m not quite able to make the miles I hope to make each day.

I appreciate every single heart that chooses to engage, chooses to encourage, chooses to turn back and hold out a hand to the next struggling soul behind them.  

Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  

I love you all.  ❤

buckets to put out flames

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 “Trying to Keep Up”

  1. You give so much of yourself here in your blogg and running the facebook group Melanie. I am grateful that you do, you have been a great support for me as I struggle on this road.
    It takes time to do what you do for us all….you too need time, to take yourself and your family and make them your priority.
    Sending tons of love and gratitude across the ocean xxx


  2. I love your blog. 2 of my children ran ahead of us, Amelia forever 2 and Daniel forever 26. I think I’m carrying the water buckets now.

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  3. Melanie, I don’t want to burden you with another comment. Don’t feel you need to respond but know I read every word you write. I lost my 27 year old son 8 years ago. There are many similarities to Dominic–dark and handsome, same age (close), sang In Christ Alone at my son’s service, fierce mother love, etc. Your honesty and beautiful way of sharing your feelings has ministered to me more than any other these past 8 years and I’ve read everything I could get my hands on or eyes on, I should say. I’m 3 years ahead of you but still struggle with the same things you do. I should have told you before now. I will continue to devour every word you write and pray for you as we both travel this “life we didn’t choose”. Thank you for sharing your deepest struggles and victories with all us other bereaved parents. God keep you, dear one.

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