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  • "It is only natural that we and our children find many things hard to talk about. But anything human is mentionable and anything mentionable can be manageable.  The mentioning can be difficult too, but both can be done if we're surrounded by love and trust."  ~Fred Rogers

  • "Any child who is old enough to love is old enough to grieve." ~Alan Wolfelt

  • "As far as I can see, grief will never truly end in this lifetime. It may become softer over time, more gentle and some days will feel sharp. But grief will last as long as love does- forever. It's simply the way physical absence of your loved one manifests in your heart- a deep longing, accompanied by the deepest love. Some days, the heavy fog may return, and the next day, it may recede again. It's all an ebb and flow, a constant dance of sorrow and joy, pain and sweet love." ~Lexi Behrndt

  • "I promise to find hope through the heartache; to find joy through the sadness; to find strength through the weakness; to love even when it's hard; to live freely and bravely even when I'm scared. To make the most of my days, to live in a way that would make you proud." ~Author Unknown

  • "Even with the possibility of suffering and death it is better to have had the chance at life and love no matter how short the time than to never have existed at all." ~Author Unknown

  • "When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to   smile." ~Author Unknown

  • "Death changes everything. Time changes nothing. I still miss the sound of your voice, the wisdom in your advice, the stories of your life and just being in your presence. So no, time changes nothing. I still miss you just as much today as I did the day you died. I just miss you." ~ Author Unknown

  • "You can shed tears because they are gone, or you can smile because they lived. You can close your eyes and pray they will come back, or you can be full of the love you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember only that they are gone, or you can cherish their memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your eyes and feel empty, or you could do what they would want- smile, open your heart and go on."  ~ Elizabeth Ammons

  • "I closed my eyes for only one second and you were gone. Now my heart aches, my eyes leak, my soul mourns and my family is broken. Only a moment that changed forever. And forever is such a very long time. But you can be sure that you will live in my heart forever... I miss the me I was when you were here." ~ Hamp Thomas

  • "Others will try to tell a parent that in time things will feel better and that the grief of a child loss will end. The truth is the grief from child loss remains in the heart of every parent of loss. Each day, the child is missed, and as time continues on that child is missed a little bit more, and a little bit more, and a little bit more. Finding a way to live within this grief takes a lifetime of courage and strength." Anonymous

  • "The Death of a Child: It's like losing your breath and never catching it again. It's a forever panic attack as your soul is screaming for them. It's feeling your heart dying as you continue to lose your mind." Author unknown

  • "Grief will change us as a person. It will cause us to give one last hug when parting with our loved ones. It will make us treasure the simple things in life that money can't buy. It changes our priorities and teaches us what the most important things are. We are more compassionate, kind and understanding but don't want to be bothered with trivial things. Grief is excruciatingly painful when we have to say goodbye to our child, grandchild or sibling. Grief is natural, but outliving your child is not. Have patience and exercise loving kindness with the bereaved." ~Karen Cantrell 

  • "I don't know what grief will look like tomorrow. But I will face it. I'll feel it. As your memory washes over me. One day at a time. One wave at a time. For such a love, grief is the price of admission. The cost of the human condition. So, I'll pay it over and over again until I see you again. The love was worth it." ~ Liz Newman



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