We have compiled poems, prayers, quotes, articles and links to sites that we hope can help you through this difficult time.
We too experienced losses and found solace through prayers and words of encouragement.
Poem of the Day
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night- Dylan Thomas
Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightening they Do not go gentle into that good night.
Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night.
Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
And you, my father, there on the sad height, Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray. Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- The Compassionate Friends
Providing Grief Support After the Death of a Child
- The Centering Corporation
The largest non-profit organization providing resources for Grief and Loss in the US.
- Daily Strength Bereavement Support Groups
Online forum and support.
To lose someone you love is to alter your life forever…The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never closes… This hole in your heart is the shape of the one you lost – no one else can fit it.
For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
- William Penn
Sorrow makes us all children again - destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in our hearts.
- Mahatma Gandhi
It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.
- John Steinbeck
I guess by now I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone-you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.
- Alyson Noel, Evermore
In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory.
- J.R.R. Tolkien