Grief Is A Forest of Sorrow

One of the things I realized early on this journey was that I did not possess the vocabulary for the deep pain, unbearable sorrow and relentless longing I was experiencing.

So I sought out quotes, fellow travelers and groups of others who shared this awful path.

It helped.

It didn’t take away the pain but it gave me words to express it. It gave me courage to believe I could survive it.

I will never forget those who chose to come back with a torch in the dark and light the way.

There are so many ways to describe grief.

So many ways individual hearts walk this path.

For many of us there’s a sense of being locked in time, stuck in space, unable to leave the moment one received the news or the few days before and after.

It’s maddening that the earth still turns, the sun still rises and people go on with life when in so many ways our world is frozen in place.

Read the rest here: Forest of Sorrow

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.

3 thoughts on “Grief Is A Forest of Sorrow”

  1. Thanks for being someone with a torch in my darkest times. Thanks for giving me words to explain my brokenness. Thanks for the hope your words have given me. I am far from out of this crushing loss but I am Able to stand. You speak all the words my heart cannot find. My soul is moved by the rawness of your words. Real. Only the broken ones of us can understand. What you share is a gift from the Father and I am Grateful. Glenda Richard Living the life I didn’t choose #Tara4ever38

    On Thu, Mar 17, 2022 at 1:38 PM thelifeididntchoose wrote:

    > Melanie posted: ” One of the things I realized early on this journey was > that I did not possess the vocabulary for the deep pain, unbearable sorrow > and relentless longing I was experiencing.So I sought out quotes, fellow > travelers and groups of others who shared this awfu” >

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