Grief Triggers Still Stop Me In My Tracks

It’s funny what can make my heart race and my eyes fill with tears.

Sometimes it’s obvious- I hear of another son killed in a motorcycle accident.

But sometimes it’s obscure- like when I see someone using a legal pad to take notes.

Either way, triggers take me back to ground zero. They rivet my mind’s attention and my heart’s focus to the very moment I first learned Dominic had left us.

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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 “Grief Triggers Still Stop Me In My Tracks”

  1. You speak my mind with your words. I too had four children; two daughters and then two sons.
    My Tim was my third child and first son. It has been seven years since his accident and, and like you, still can’t believe he is gone. Losing him fractured our family. He was the thoughtful one to all his family and was a presence when he walked in the room. His laughter was a joy and he was loyal. I love all my children but he was the one still attached to me with his soul and affection. It’s like our lives have as a family has lost its center. He made sure we got together, and never missed an event as an uncle, a dad of a little four year old boy, or extended family.
    Our whole large extended family of cousins, etc. are still feeling the loss more than any other family member who has passed.
    He was a Christian and he let his light shine. His faith, his laughter and his music will never be forgotten.
    Thank you for listening and continuing to speak for me.

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