It Takes As Long As It Takes.

I’m really not good at sitting still.  

When I see something that must be done I tend to get up and do it.  

But right now (as I wrote yesterday) I’m in a season where I need to be patient with myself.  I need to learn to rest.  I need to give my own heart the space and grace I’d quickly extend to another.  

So I’m hanging this little sign up around every corner in my house.  

I hope my heart heeds the message.  

takes as long as it takes

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 “It Takes As Long As It Takes.”

  1. These next few days as April creeps up will be difficult Melanie, the anticipation seems to be the hardest as the anniversaries come around. How do we do it and how will we keep on doing it? But we will with God’s grace, we have gotten this far.
    You are in my prayers my friend across the ocean ❤


  2. Sometimes you need sit down and relax so you can figure out what season you’re in. If you’re busy busy busy, you won’t know you’re supposed to..wait… Hugs

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  3. Hi Melanie

    I want to let you how much your Blogs tough my broken heart . We lost our son Paul a shining light 4 years ago on April 5 , 2015 Easter Day in a hit and run while home from College Easter Weekend . I started following your blog about 8 weeks ago . Everything you write I feel like I could have written . Your blogs make me feel like I am not alone . Tough season for both of us . Sending Prayers of Peace and Grace on ourselves for both our broken hearts .

    Mary Ann Miltenberger Southlake Texas


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    1. I am so very sorry for your pain and your loss. Thank you for sharing how the blog helps your heart. May the Lord continue to give you strength for each new day and help you hold onto hope. ❤


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