Secondary Losses And Child Loss

While I certainly had no real idea in the first hours or even weeks what losing a child entailed, I understood plainly that it meant I would not have Dominic to see, hold or talk to.

I wouldn’t be able to hug his neck or telephone him.  

He wouldn’t be sitting at my table any more.

But the death of a child or other loved one has a ripple effect.  It impacts parts of life you might not expect.  As time went on, I was introduced to a whole list of losses commonly called “secondary losses”.

Read the rest here: Child Loss and Secondary Losses

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.

One thought on “Secondary Losses And Child Loss”

  1. Good morning Melanie,

    This post has really touched my heart today.

    It will be 4 years in 18 days my only child went to her eternal home to be with Jesus.

    Reducing the parts of siblings and spousa grief and mentally placing myself and Christina’s name in the loss of my person, so much resonates with the person i am now.

    I thank God each time i read your emails because you truly understand my own heart this side of heaven.

    Thank you for your courage and rawness which i carry on difficult days.

    Tears flow softly as i imagine your beautiful family and look at Dominic’s picture and his smile.

    Be blessed.

    Isabel, Christina’s mom ♡ 1974-2017

    On Wed, Feb 3, 2021, 1:26 AM thelifeididntchoose wrote:

    > Melanie posted: ” While I certainly had no real idea in the first hours or > even weeks what losing a child entailed, I understood plainly that it meant > I would not have Dominic to see, hold or talk to. I wouldn’t be able to hug > his neck or telephone him. He wo” >

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