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
Farewell My Friends- Rabindranath Tagore
It was beautiful as long as it lasted The journey of my life. I have no regrets whatsoever Save the pain I'll leave behind. Those dear hearts who love and care... And the strings pulling at the heart and soul... The strong arms that held me up When my own strength let me down. At every turning of my life I came across good friends, Friends who stood by me, Even when the time raced me by. Farewell, farewell, my friends I smile and bid you goodbye. No, shed no tears for I need them not All I need is your smile. If you feel sad do think of me For that's what I'll like when you live in the hearts Of those you love, remember then You never die.
- 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