I Would Not Cease Your Weeping

You’d think I’d know how valuable tears are by now.

But sometimes I forget.

Tears cleanse, they provide release for emotion too deep for words. They are precious.

And when you have someone who understands that, who sits silent in the sacred space where tears fall freely, that is a beautiful gift.

There is a sacredness in tears." - Washington Irving [1600x1067 ...

Let me come in where you are weeping, friend,

And let me take your hand.

I, who have known a sorrow such as yours,

Can understand.

Let me come in — I would be very still

Beside you in your grief;

I would not bid you cease your weeping, friend,

Tears can bring relief.

Let me come in — I would only breathe a prayer,

And hold your hand,

For I have known a sorrow such as yours,

And understand.

Grace Noll Crowell, To One in Sorrow

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.

9 thoughts on “I Would Not Cease Your Weeping”

  1. I love everything here. I have been alone for 9 years. I never know what day it is. I have lost so many loved ones and my heart is still healing. But I have lost loved ones still alive. I was very sick and my husband left me for a friend. They turned everyone against me, including my 2 children. My immediate family has cut me off because I am so sad all the time. I have lost everything. I take nausea medication every day because I have no one to talk to. I watch tv, but it seems everything is violent. I have watched the same things over and over. I have always been a talker. Now I have no one to talk to. My life has been one train wreck after another. When I got better there was nowhere to go. No friends, no happiness, no life. I just wanted to be happy again. Now we have Covid and I feel I will be alone forever. I don’t go anywhere but the store when I have to. Thank God for my cat!! He loves me more than anyone has in a long time. Too bad he can’t talk!! lol.
    Thank you for all your beautiful posts and prayers ❤️ I will be back 🙏✝️🙏

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    1. I am so very sorry for your multiplied pain and loss! My heart hurts for you. I’m thankful you found the site and that what’s written here helps you feel less alone.

      You are not truly alone, dear one. The Lord loves you and is with you. I pray that He makes his Presence very real to you today and that His Spirit breathes courage and hope in your soul.

      I love my cats as well and they are a great comfort and good companionship. I honestly can’t imagine a home without one.

      I hope you do come back and that what you find here gives you strength. ❤


  2. I have lost first my son and my husband in two years. I have yet to find someone that can sit with me in my grief other than my Lord Jesus Christ. And for than I am grateful


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