Striving to Remember in a World That Forgets

I’ve written before about how I choose to leave some things just as Dominic left them-even over eight years later.

It’s my way of maintaining physical space in our home that represents the space in my heart where only he can fit.

It’s also more than that.

As time progresses, nearly every other tangible evidence that Dominic existed is being worn away.

Read the rest here: And The Gap Grows: Trying To Remember In a World That Forgets

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 “Striving to Remember in a World That Forgets”

  1. Oh. THIS.
    “And as he becomes less relevant to other people’s lives, the gap between my experience and their’s grows ever larger.
    Because he is just as relevant to my life as he ever was.”

    This is what I want people to know. This is why I talk about Rachel. I may have gotten to watch her grow up, as she was 24 when she died, but I didn’t get to see the growing up things like a wedding, her life with a spouse, her life as a mother. All the adventures from 24 to my own death…those are the never going to haves. And I long for them. She is a part of every day, as her brothers are.

    Thank you for composing the thoughts and feelings so succinctly. This blog has been a lifeline for me. It’s as if you’re in my head, reading my heart.

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