Bereaved Parents Month 2021: They Aren’t Just “Things”, They’re Memories

I was surprised at myself.

When we cleaned out Dominic’s apartment two weeks after he left us, I couldn’t throw away a thing.

Just as Dominic left things when he went out that evening.

Even though it meant boxing it up, carting it down the stairs and loading and unloading it onto our trailer, I DIDN’T CARE.

If it was his, if his hands had touched it, his body worn it or he had placed it in the cabinet or fridge, it was coming with me.

Read the rest here: Bereaved Parents Month 2020: They’re Not Just “Things”

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 “Bereaved Parents Month 2021: They Aren’t Just “Things”, They’re Memories”

  1. Each morning just before I join you, I fasten on Luke’s watch. It is on it’s third strap now as leather straps get mighty worn and grubby after a while. However, the strap which was his is safely tucked away in the box. It has his DNA in it’s make up and I can’t bear to throw it away.

    I have other watches which I wear occasionally. I somehow can’t keep them on too long without wanting to return this one.

    My head tells me it is silly, my heart tells me I carry him with me daily 💔

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