Anxiety, Grief’s Traveling Companion

Grief has a traveling companion:  Anxiety.  And it is relentless.

Before Dominic ran ahead to heaven I had no idea that along with sorrow, missing and heartache, I would have to battle a creeping sense of dread that could turn an ordinary day into a nightmare.

I’ve learned to plan ahead and minimize triggers I can identify, but sometimes I find myself suddenly overwhelmed with no easy means of escape.

That’s when I apply this technique.

Read the rest here: Grounding Exercise for Anxiety

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 “Anxiety, Grief’s Traveling Companion”

  1. I am so very sorry for your pain and loss. I’m thankful Papa gave you my information.

    Wrestling with “why” is a huge struggle and one not easily overcome. I have written extensively on the blog about my own wrestling. If you use the search bar (easier to find on a tablet or computer) you can find those posts.

    If you are on Facebook, please friend me. I can connect you to other bereaved parents-some whose experience closely resembles your own-and to support groups.

    Praying that you feel the Lord’s loving arms around you and that He overwhelms you with His grace and mercy. May you hear Him sing love and hope over your broken heart. ❤️


  2. Melanie….your Dad gave me your information today. My son, John, died Feb. 14th this year after battling cancer for 2 years. He was only 50. I am lost and struggling with why. Thanks.

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