Please Say His Name!

It’s nearly impossible for anyone who has not lost the earthly companionship of a child to know how desperately I long to hear Dominic’s name spoken aloud.

There are days I walk around my home and think silently and even whisper quietly, “You existed! You exist!” just to remind my heart he is real.

You may hesitate to bring him up because you fear my tears. But any tears his name might evoke will be tears of gratitude as well as those of longing.

Please say his name!

I know you are afraid.

You think that speaking his name or sharing a memory or sending me a photo will add to my sorrow.

I understand.

But even when it costs me a split second of sharp pain, it is truly a gift to know that Dominic lives on in the hearts and minds of others.

Read the rest here: Loving Well: Just Say His Name

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 “Please Say His Name!”

  1. I Love to read your words , they are all so accurate. Every word . Thank you for sharing .It’s a life sentence. I thank God for his never ending comfort when I pray and find like you said so perfect, I resonate with the broken now and can listen all
    day long .Don’t have time for the petty things in life anymore. I walk with the Lord now listening to his every word .
    My Son ran ahead to heaven 20 months ago at 16 in a tragic kayak accident.
    I will never be the same he broke my heart .

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