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Postby dja » Sun Sep 12, 2004 07:49 pm

by dja (895 Posts), Sun Sep 12, 2004 07:49 pm

Okay, I finally got up the gumption to go to church this morning. My DH and I have periodically attended a local church, but I haven't been able to bear to go since Amelia died. Well, we went this morning, and of all things, they were baptising a beautiful baby girl about 6 months old. I completely lost it and had to leave. It's left me feeling a bit battered the whole day. Edgy, grumpy. Blech. It's only been 6 months, so I figure my reaction was perfectly normal, but of all things...

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Re : Melt down

Postby angelkat » Sun Sep 12, 2004 08:27 pm

by angelkat (3423 Posts), Sun Sep 12, 2004 08:27 pm

I think the easiest thing to do is to lose faith after a loss. We all tend to place all the blame on God and we are so angry that he took our little babies away that we do not know where to turn to next. I'm sure it was very hard to see a baby that was born around the same time as Amelia was.

Sending you prayers of comfort,strength and peace

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Re : Melt down

Postby tinalowe » Sun Sep 12, 2004 10:13 pm

by tinalowe (288 Posts), Sun Sep 12, 2004 10:13 pm

Sending you hugs and prayers!

For the first couple months after losing Emma I turned from God I just wanted someone to blame so badly. I have been back to attending church for just over 6 months now and I still get emotional during services especially when someone is there with a newborn.

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Re : Melt down

Postby mom2tori » Mon Sep 13, 2004 06:06 am

by mom2tori (3842 Posts), Mon Sep 13, 2004 06:06 am

DJA, what a way to start the week. All I can say is that some days are awful that way, you will see a baby and think that baby should be mine or why do they get to have a baby and not me. Other days you can say what a beautiful baby and really mean it. Days like that don't get easier they get less frequent. At least for me that is the way it is, but I have 7 years of looking at babies that could have been mine. I am praying for some peaceful, comforting thoughts to come your way. God bless!!

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Re : Melt down

Postby 5thtymachrm » Mon Sep 13, 2004 09:05 am

by 5thtymachrm (909 Posts), Mon Sep 13, 2004 09:05 am

{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}

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Re : Melt down

Postby for faith » Mon Sep 13, 2004 09:15 am

by for faith (1749 Posts), Mon Sep 13, 2004 09:15 am

DJA ~ I know the feeling too. How hard, especially at your first time back. Sometimes it is so hard to understand things, being in church for me is hard too each time, I seem to always think back to the funeral. Of course there are always little babies there too, but I try to make it though. Praying for your strength, HUGS.

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Re : Melt down

Postby julie f » Mon Sep 13, 2004 09:54 am

by julie f (7993 Posts), Mon Sep 13, 2004 09:54 am

Oh, sending you lots of hugs and understanding...

The first time I made it through a church service without crying was two Sundays ago - more than a year after we lost Zach. It took me a long time to even get up the strength to go. I was not angry at God, I hadn't lost my faith in him but, my heart was so broken that I just couldn't sit through a service and praise while I am still mourning. Dh and I were visiting his Mom a couple months ago and went to the church that he was raised it to talk with the Pastor about our feelings (Dh was having the same hard time at church as I was). The pastor didn't give us any magic words but, he helped us to understand that it was ok - the emotion and the sheer determination that it took to sit through a service.


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Re : Melt down

Postby gossamer » Mon Sep 13, 2004 10:43 am

by gossamer (242 Posts), Mon Sep 13, 2004 10:43 am

Hugs to you and I hope the next time you go is more peaceful and bearable.
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Re : Melt down

Postby heatherbbb » Mon Sep 13, 2004 01:14 pm

by heatherbbb (603 Posts), Mon Sep 13, 2004 01:14 pm

Soorry that you didn't have much luck with your first Sunday back. How unfortunate to have a baptism that Sunday. I've been going to church since I lost my son, but sometimes it has been very hard to see all the children and babies. I typically never cry in public, but have lost control in church a few times these last 7 months. I hope your next visit will go better. And do you know what, it's fine to have a meltdown once in a while. I think it's healthy to release some of that pain. Wishing you and your family the very best, especially with your new addition on the way.

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Re : Melt down

Postby denise » Mon Sep 13, 2004 07:32 pm

by denise (5480 Posts), Mon Sep 13, 2004 07:32 pm

{{{Hugs Danae!}}} Sorry to hear you had a difficult experience in going back to church. Please know our thoughts are with you.

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