You Are Absolutely, Positively Normal!

Do you want to know one of the most repeated questions in grief support groups?  

It is, “Am I normal?”

In the midst of great loss,

in the middle of reconstructing a life that includes a giant hole,

while struggling to place one foot in front of the other,

parents who have buried a child are often worried about whether what they feel and how they act is “normal”.

Grieving a child is a complex and life-long process as I wrote about here: Am I Normal?

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 “You Are Absolutely, Positively Normal!”

  1. Melanie,
    The term complicated grief seemed to occupy a lot of discussion in my online discussion groups. Six months is the time limit for this syndrome…That worried me as I was doing all life’s chores but internally and externally I was a weeping mess…..
    6 years later I see how ridiculous any time line is on child loss. The grief is part of me, I can carry it. It does not consume me, it is part of my being. It’s OK, It’s not treatable, it’s child loss.

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