You can do the impossible, because you have been through the unthinkable.— Christina Rasmussen
Because Someone We Love Is In Heaven… there’s a little bit of HEAVEN in our home
Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain. – Anne Grant
Don’t grieve for me now, I’m free
I’m following the path God laid for me.
took His hand when I heard Him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I’ve found my peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I’ve savored much.
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me.
God wanted me now, He set me free.
the journey of grief can seem bleak and lonely. Look in front of you…there are others encouraging and guiding you. Look beside you…there are others in encouraged by you we are not alone on this journey
Grief is not a disorder, a disease or sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve. -Earl Grollman
Just because you cannot see me does not mean I am not there.
Just because I am in Heaven, does not mean I don’t care.
I often see you crying out, I hear you say my name.
I too, want to hold you tight and want to ease your pain.
It’s easy for me, ‘cause I know Heaven’s real.
If you knew the truth- how much better you would feel!
One day we will meet again, but only when the time is right.
When you step out of darkness, I will be standing in the light.- john F Connor
The Darkest Nights Produce The Brightest Stars.
To the living, I am gone.
To the sorrowful, I will never return.
To the angry, I was cheated,
But to the happy, I am at peace,
And to the faithful, I have never left.
I cannot be seen, but I can be heard.
So as you stand upon a shore, gazing at a beautiful sea – remember me.
As you look in awe at a mighty forest and its grand majesty – remember me.
As you look upon a flower and admire its simplicity – remember me.
Remember me in your heart, your thoughts, and your memories of the times we loved, the times we cried, the times we fought, the times we laughed.
For if you always think of me, I will never be gone. But with you always deep inside your heart.
Our lives are shaped as much by those who leave us they are by those who stay. Loss is our legacy. Insight is our gift. Memory is our guide. Hope Edelman Remembering: A Book to Help Grieving People of All Ages -Lois Tonkin
Grief is the last act of love we have to give those we have loved. Where there is deep grief there was great love.
Grief never ends . . . . But it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith . . . . It is the price of love.
If you know someone who has lost a child, and you’re afraid to mentionthem because you think you might make them sad by reminding them thatthey died–you’re not reminding them. They didn’t forget they died. What you’re reminding them of is that you remembered that they lived, and…that is a great gift. – Elizabeth Edwards