Holiday Help For Grieving Hearts: Thanksgiving Plan

Dominic’s leaving for Heaven coincided with big changes in our family.

College graduations, new jobs, a marriage and moves meant that even if Dominic were still here things wouldn’t have been “business as usual”.

Tossing the heartache of child loss into the mix made it nearly impossible to make decisions and juggle schedules and even think about pulling together a big meal.

That was over five years ago. And while I have yet to find a rhythm for any holiday I have learned how to approach and find a way through.

But THIS year, my mother’s sudden and unexpected journey to join Dominic and Jesus has us off-balance again.

So I’m back to trying to follow my own good advice.

Read the rest here: https://thelifeididntchoose.com/2017/11/08/holidays-and-grief-thanksgiving-plan/

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.

2 thoughts on “Holiday Help For Grieving Hearts: Thanksgiving Plan”

  1. I have been following your email blogs Melanie for awhile now but tonight I pulled up and read so so many …. they all so deeply touch my heart and help me confirm with your words how I feel almost every day… My son Paul went was swept unexpectedly to Heaven on Easter Day 2015 in a hit and run. Paul was home from his sophomore year in college for Easter weekend. I think of him and miss him every waking moment… I yearn for distractions to give me a brief reprieve for grief… The tears are much much less as time has gone on and the deep depression/ anxiety has lessened ….. My husband and I have not been able to return to church / we have drifted from Gods presence in our lives.. For some reason this 4th year has been the toughest… Our other son got married 2 years ago and this summer welcomed out first grandchild . Oh how I wish i could find the full on Joy that I should be feeling for these special times … I miss my Joy filled life … I miss Paul so deeply

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