Birthdays Are…a Little Complicated

Today is my birthday.

And while I am truly grateful for another trip around the sun, since Dominic left us it’s not a simple celebration of life lived and the hope of years to come.

The last birthday I had with an unbroken family circle was a lovely surprise party for my fiftieth held in Dom’s apartment.

Eight years later and it seems a lifetime ago.

Read the rest here: Birthdays Are…Complicated

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.

2 thoughts on “Birthdays Are…a Little Complicated”

  1. I can never fully explain my indifference to celebrating my birthday. Your post put it into words. I am thankful for God creating me, but each birthday is full of pain. My son died the day after his 12th birthday, only adding to the pain. Blessings to you, so appreciate you. Ann Hebert

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  2. Yes our birthdays highlight the one that will never be there ever again in this world. I hope in there with the sadness of longing for Dominic that you find birthday joy with those around you.

    Happy Birthday Melanie from across the ocean ❤

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