Thursday, April 7, 2011

Friday's Faith - Blessings To My "Family" of Child-Loss Grievers In Comforting, May We Hold One Another Up...

Friday's Faith

Blessings To My "Family" of Child-Loss Grievers

In Comforting, May We Hold One Another Up...

Dogwoods blowing in the air,

Firmly rooted, holds them there.

White and pink flow in the breeze

Complement, my eyes to please.

So are we to one another,

This fam'ly who, loves each other,

Blesses, edifies, as to build,

So our burdens we may wield.

Bless you fam'ly, holding me there

Along with God's gentle care.

Hold me up when I might fall;

The weight of grief threatens all.

Dogwoods blowing in the air,

Sweet reflection of Love's care...


"Grief and sadness knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger than common joys."

~Alphonse de Lamartine


"Even hundredfold grief is divisible by love."

~Terri Guillements


"Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief."

~Swedish Proverb


"Grief shared is grief diminished."

~Rabbi Grollman


"I loathe a friend whose gratitude grows old, a friend who takes his friend's prosperity but will not voyage with him in his grief."



"The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of confusion or despair, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing...not healing...not curing...that is a friend indeed."

~Henri Nouwen


To rejoice in another's prosperity is to give content to your lot; to mitigate another's grief is to alleviate or dispel your own."

~Tyron Edwards


"Quiet and sincere sympathy is often the most welcome and efficient consolation to the afflicted. Said a wise man to one in deep sorrow, 'I did not come to comfort you; God only can do that; but I did come to say how deeply and tenderly I feel for you in your affliction.'"

~Tyron Edwards


"When it seems that our sorrow is too great to be borne, let us think of the great family of the heavy-hearted into which our grief has given us entrance, and inevitably, we will feel about us, their arms and their understanding."

~Helen Keller, (1880 - 1968)


May we ever love and support one another in our grief, and with God's loving help, may our comfort be used to help hold one another up amidst our immense and heavy grief...

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