Leaning Into the Mother Hole

From my friend over at The Peregrenatio, a post that moved me deeply.

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10 Responses to Leaning Into the Mother Hole

  1. I’m moved by your words. Thank you for sharing.
    And it’s totally ok to just feel the loss and grief and not have to try and fix it or get over it. There are holes in our lives this side of heaven. Let’s not pretend.
    Peace to you.

  2. Brian says:

    Wow,man you have had a pretty rough hand dealt out,but it’s he sort of stuff Jesus somehow rewrites in a new way if we can just choose to let him an it is not easy for some of us.My wife lost her parents in what was called a murder suicide and then she was abused at 4 yr’s of age in foster care,today she has ” become” one of the most amazin people I know, we lost a son at age 22 ,I thought I was ginna totally lose it, so I feel that hole many times 12 yr’s later,sometimes I like the pain cuz when it comes it makes me feel for him all over again,sounds crazy,I could go on to more pain but THANKS SO MUCH for being so transparent here! It let’s the Holy Spiri in !

    • Tim says:

      You have endured enough heartache for several lives, Brian. Blessings on you for being here and showing us your faith in our Lord.

  3. Brian says:

    Sorry about the spelling errors in my post ,I was typing fast and there was glare on the screen while on my deck

  4. What a hole that stepmother left but could have filled! Here’s to the mothers who do come through. Mine did and I can’t wait to see her in heaven one day.

  5. Jeannie says:

    Thanks for sharing so honestly. I was very touched by this. God understands all our feelings and draws closer to us in the pain, even if it’s so hard.

  6. Okay, so my problem isn’t with this post, or any of your posts, Tim, my problem is with what I read so often other places about just thanking God immediately for everything that happens and never complaining. At least that’s how it reads to me… (Can I quote from something I’ve just read today? Is that allowed, without permission from the author?) I really really struggle with this – wanting just to say ouch when it hurts but feeling like a lousy Christian when I can’t thank God for all the misery that I see in the lives of the people I love. I read in 2 Corinthians that God comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others – how can God comfort us if we are only ever thanking Him??? Thanks for sharing this – I really loved it. Maureen

    • Tim says:

      Maureen, I think you’ve just explained exactly why the Bible places psalms of lament alongside psalms of celebration. Thanks.

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