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
Nature- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
As a fond mother, when the day is o'er, Leads by the hand her little child to bed, Half willing, half reluctant to be led, And leave his broken playthings on the floor,
Still gazing at them through the open door, Nor wholly reassured and comforted By promises of others in their stead, Which, though more splendid, may not please him more;
So Nature deals with us, and takes away Our playthings one by one, and by the hand Leads us to rest so gently, that we go
Scarce knowing if we wish to go or stay, Being too full of sleep to understand How far the unknown transcends the what we know.
- 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