Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!

When I decided to make my thoughts, experience and heart public in September 2015 I had no preconceived notions regarding who might read what I wrote or what impact it might have on anyone’s life but my own.

I think I simply felt like what I had inside of me just couldn’t be contained.

I had been writing in my journal since the morning Dominic left for Heaven but those pages were no longer large enough. So I ended up here.

I’ve been amazed at how gracious, how kind, how supportive and how encouraging the community of hearts that have gathered around these blog posts have proven to be-to me and to one another.

When I asked y’all if you thought a book might be a good idea I was blown away by the response.

Thank you for stepping up and giving me feedback.

So many of your comments touched my heart! I’m humbled that choosing to be transparent has been helpful to even one other grieving parent.

I think I will pursue a print compilation of what I’ve written in this space.

I doubt it will be available very soon as I intend to investigate various options.

I promise to keep you updated!

In the meantime, know that every comment, every share, every “like” encourages me.

❤ Melanie

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.

10 thoughts on “Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!”

  1. A book will be such an offering from Dominic and you to the world.
    Forever Dominic !
    Thankyou for your words and reflections and most of all, truth.
    It is indeed your ministry.

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  2. All of your writings are the most helpful by far! My 22 year old Nick “ran ahead” shortly after Dominic. Not only do you provide the comfort of knowing others are feeling a similar pain, but most importantly, you provide hope and encouragement for all of us on this journey. So glad you will be making a book. I know I would purchase it for myself and also for anyone newly bereaved. Thank you so much for sharing your feelings, insight, wisdom and faith.

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  3. Thank you Melanie, you have always helped me along this journey. You have a gift to be able to connect what the heart is feeling along with the brain and put it into words, always beautifully written with such honesty. You will be able to reach a lot of people who desperately need to feel they are not alone.

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  4. I think a book would be wonderful. Your wisdom, gained by Dominic’s death, has helped so, so many. Your words are a lifeline. I have a folder with every piece you have written since I began to follow you. As a grief counselor, you have helped me tremendously – giving me insights and wisdom so I can better counsel my clients who have lost children. Thank you, just doesn’t fully express my gratitude for letting us into your life through your words and experiences.


  5. There are really no words to describe how your blog has comforted me. I hope and pray your words are continuing to reach hurting hearts. You have touched mine many times.

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  6. Great to hear, Melanie. You have helped me a lot as I find my way these past 10 years since my Connor died. When you wrote of your health problems recently, I could relate also.
    Hope you are healing and improving daily. Xo

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  7. I’m so thankful for your posts over the years Melanie. My son Daniel died in July 2013. When i started following your posts , they were my daily uplift . I had read many books by then, but your thoughts and questions were all so helpful to me. I know they are still helpful to anyone walking this walk and anything you do on the future will continue to help others on their grief walk. God Bless you in all you do!

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  8. I like that you posted a picture of Dominic. I look at the pictures of our kids and try to imagine the life they were living. And attempt to comprehend their absence. It’s all so difficult. We need to put a face with the story every now and then. He is a handsome son.

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