I’ve Learned SO Much From Other Bereaved Parents

There’s a kind of relational magic that happens when people who have experienced the same or similar struggle get together.  

In an instant, their hearts are bound in mutual understanding as they look one to another and say, “Me too. I thought I was the only one.”

It was well into the second year after Dominic ran ahead to heaven that I found an online bereaved parent support group.  After bearing this burden alone for so many months, it took awhile before I could open my heart to strangers and share more than the outline of my story.

But, oh, when I did! What relief!  What beautiful support and affirmation that every. single. thing. that was happening to me and that I was feeling was normal!

Read the rest here: What I’m Learning From Other Bereaved Parents

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 “I’ve Learned SO Much From Other Bereaved Parents”

  1. Melanie,
    I’m so thankful for your courage, wisdom, & willingness to so vulnerably share your grief journey. You regularly give my heart courage and words to its groans since our 20 year old Jared ‘ran ahead to Heaven’ in 2016. Your posts have truly been gifts from the Lord through you to our hearts. There are no words to express our gratefulness to you for always pointing us back to Jesus in our journey of indescribable pain & loss that has grown our faith & trust in Him like nothing else could.

    Blessings to you, dear one, and big hugs from my momma heart to yours as we wait to hug our boys again in Heaven someday.

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  2. Thank you for writing and sharing. You are my lifeline, you help me validate my feelings and thoughts I can’t make sense of. 2 years on this horrific journey.
    I’m so very sorry for your loss.
    God bless you

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