Today’s episode is a continuation of Laura’s conversation with Melanie DeSimone on the topic of when people around us try to help, but end up hurting us.
In today’s chat, the two talk about:
- being in the “range” of normal grief of child loss within the first three to five years
- when we are made to feel shame by others (who have never lost a child) by not being back to doing things in our lives after a certain period of time
- how to deal with pressure from those who are trying to get us to pick up where we left off before our child died – especially in the area of church ministry
Click here to listen to the first half of Laura and Melanie’s talk.
Melanie DeSimone has lived on a small homestead for twenty-five years, nestled in rural Bibb County, Alabama. Along with her husband, Hector, she raised four children, along with dozens of various farm animals. Since her son, Dominic, ran ahead to Heaven in 2014, she has spent a great deal of her time and energy writing about their family’s grief journey and ministering to the bereaved parent community through her blog, thelifeididntchoose.com, and in person through speaking. In her spare time, Melanie loves hugging and playing with her two grandsons, sewing small one-of-a-kind handcrafts, and reading lots of books from many different points of view.
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