Absolutely, Positively Not Normal

Something you hear early on in this grief journey is that one day you will find a “new normal”.

I hate that phrase.

Because while I have certainly developed new routines, new ways of dealing with life, new methods for quelling the tears and the longing and the sorrow and the pain-it is NOT normal.

Read the rest here: Nothing “Normal” About It

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.

3 thoughts on “Absolutely, Positively Not Normal”

  1. Even discussing normal grief, whatever that is, alluded me at first. I didn’t know what to expect and had no idea what was normal or not. 16 years ago, I was completely out of my depth but I’m less frightened by grief now. I can live and grieve side by side, but life will never be the same. Sending love

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    1. I admit that in the early days I was a walking nerve and anger close to the surface. Now I’m able to take a breath and realize most folks genuinely have no clue how their choice of words can further wound a hurting heart.

      I pray that the Lord overwhelms you with His grace, love and strength. ❤

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