Mother’s Day 2022: A Letter to My Living Children

I shared this for the first time five years ago.

Before my mother’s illness and death, before the frighteningly early arrival of our little Captain and the less-frightening and less early arrival of his brother, LT, before an overseas deployment, a destructive hurricane, Covid19, and too many other stressful events to list.

I have watched my kids meet every challenge-sometimes with grace, sometimes with grit, sometimes with both.

They are different people than they would have been if Dominic still walked beside us. They know things their peers can’t even guess.

We all lost so much when we lost Dom. But we still have each other.

And that’s a treasure.

I never thought it possible to love you more than I already did.

But I do.

Your brother’s untimely departure has opened my heart in a whole new way to the glory that is your presence.  It has made me drink you in like water in the desert.

Read the rest here:  A Letter To My Living Children*

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 “Mother’s Day 2022: A Letter to My Living Children”

  1. This is beautiful, Melanie and just I’m looking at the photos of ALL of your family..Dominic’s brothers and sister share that same smile in their eyes and face…they are all a credit to you. I realise behind it is pain, hurt and longing.
    I know you want to take their pain and make it go away, that’s we feel for our children , but Dominic is a part of each and every one of you so he lives on in you all. His love shines from you ALL. I can’t accept we can’t see them on this earth, but we will In eternity..we will all be reunited, and until that time may Dominic’s love surround you all and all those facing this life without our beloved children. Thank you for speaking up for siblings…siblings .you are all amazing ! My children miss their little brother beyond any words that exist. Thank you for this post, Melanie x


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