Thursday, August 2, 2018

Poem to our precious child: August 2nd - Your Last Day on Earth...









August 2nd - Your Last Day on Earth...




Your last day on earth...

Your first day in Heaven!



Twas for us all darkness and dearth...

Yet for you, you saw God in His Heaven,

So all was right in your world!


For us, such a fateful night...

For you, all you saw was Goodness and Light!



Though 12-years out, we are still sad…

(And we’re sure we’ll continue to feel sad),

We are so thankful…


All is right in your world!






Happy Heavenly Birthday precious Merry Katherine, 

our forever-Teen-Angel…







And the dust returns to the ground it came from,
and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

~Ecclesiastes 12:7, New International Version



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Thank You God for Your Word, Your precious promise to our grieving hearts. 

Thank You that You are taking wonderful care of our precious child.

What a Wonderful Father You are!

Please continue to hold our hearts close to You on this side of Heaven.

❤️❤️❤️








May God bless you all,


Angie




1st picture, thanks to artist Loui Jover


2nd picture, thanks to artist,Maria Magdalena Oosthuizen


3rd post, Pinterest entry from
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/785807834953900845/

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Blessed Mother's Day - Honoring Mothers Grieving the Loss of Their Child








“This Mother’s Day
let us recognize ALL mothers.
The ones who nurture their children here on Earth.
The ones who carry some if not all of their children in their hearts
and the ones who yearn just to conceive a child.”


~www.CarlyMarieProjectHeal.com




Blessed Mother's Day



Honoring 
Mothers Grieving 
the 
Loss of their Child














“Grief is the price 
we pay for 
love.”


~Quote: Queen Elizabeth II




~~~





“Sometimes when one person is 
missing
the whole world seems 
empty.”




~~~





“I have heard it said that the greatest loss a human 
being can experience is 

the loss of a child. 

This is true. 

It doesn’t just change you, 

it demolishes you. 

The rest of  your life 

is 
spent 
on 
another 
level.”

~Gloria Vanderbilt




~~~






“The big misperception some people have 

tell those who are grieving 

not 
to openly 
display their grief. 

The only way 
to 
release 
this pain 
is 
to go through it 
and 
to express it. 

“There is no other way.”




~~~






“Grief is 

the most 

powerful emotion, 

yet 

it is the one emotion 

we are taught 

least 

about.” 

~Necole Stephens




~~~






“It’s just fine 

to feel a little heavy, 

and it’s just fine 

to sit here 

and 

catch 

my 

breath, 


and it’s just fine 

to be a mess at times, 

and it’s just fine 
to be relatively 
normal
sometimes. 


It’s just fine to miss them. 


It’s just fine 

to let it all hit me,

surrendering 
and 
succumbing.



“And its just fine to remember that 

grief has no rules, 

and that 
really, it will, 
in many ways, 

last 

as 
long 
as 

love 

does.

Forever.”




~~~






“Time doesn’t heal all wounds. 

It just puts more space between the times you 
remember the events that gave you those wounds…
There are some hurts 
that never stop hurting 

no  matter how faded the scars.”

~Charlie Walton




~~~






“Grief is 
not 
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




~~~






“Grief 

is 

love 

not

wanting

to

let 

go.” 

~Earl A. Grollman




~~~






“Grief is so human, and it hits 
everyone at one point or 
another, at least, in their lives.

If you love, 

you will grieve, 

and that’s just a given.”

~Kay Redfield Jamison




~~~






“The reality is that 

you will grieve forever. 

You will 

not ‘get over’ 

the loss of a loved one; 

you will learn to 

live with it. 

You will heal 

and 

you will rebuild yourself 

around 
the 
loss 

you have suffered. 

You will be whole 
again but 
you will never be the same. 

Nor should you be the same 
nor would you want to.”

~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross




~~~






“My grief journey has 
no one destination.

I will not ‘get over it.’

“The understanding 
that 

I don’t have to be done 

is liberating. 

I will mourn this 
death for the rest 
of my life.”

~Alan D. Wolfelt
~The Wilderness of Grief




~~~






“Each person's grief 
journey is as 
unique 
as a 
fingerprint 
or 
snowflake."

~Earl Grollman




~~~






“I have this feeling of 
weight on my chest and I 
don’t know how to get rid 
of it. 


The feeling 

of Grief 

or just 

the realization of 
the truth.”




~~~






“Tears are just the 

silent 

language 

of 

Grief.”

~Voltaire




~~~






“Tears are words 

too 

painful 

for 


broken 

heart 

to 

speak.”

~Author Unknown




~~~






“To weep is to make less the depth of grief.”

~William Shakespeare




~~~






“But grief is a walk alone. 

Others can be there, and listen. But 

you will walk alone 

down your 
own path, 

at your own pace, 

with  your sheared-off pain, 

your raw wounds,

your denial, 

anger, 

and 

bitter loss. 

You’ll come to your

own peace, 

hopefully

…but it will be 

on your own, 

in your own time.

~Cathy Lamb




~






“They’d crossed over to that continent 

where grieving parents lived. 

It looked the same as 
the rest of the world, 
but 
wasn’t. 

Colors bled pale. 

Music was just notes. 

No longer transported or comforted, 
not fully. 

Never again. 

Food was nutrition, little more. 

Breaths were sighs. 

And they knew something the rest didn’t. 

They knew how lucky 
the rest of the world was.”

 ~Louise Penny




~~~






“It has been said, 

“Time heals  all wounds.” 

I do not agree. 

The wounds remain. 

In time, 
the mind, 
protecting its sanity, 
covers them with scar tissue 
and 

the pain lessens.

But it is never gone.”

~Rose Kennedy




~~~






“Some days, the tears must flow. 

There’s no cure for grief, 
you endure 

one 

day 

at

a

time.”




~~~






“When you tell a griever to 

let the past go…

(your message to them is

leave your loved one behind 

and 

move forward): 


This hurts more 

than helps.”

~National Grief Awareness Day




~~~








~~~






“Sometimes

crying 

is the only 

thing to do 

to make you 
feel 

better.”




~~~






“Grief is a form of love. 

Honoring grief 

is 

honoring love.”

~M. K. Shear, Center for Complicated Grief




~~~






“When you love deep, 

you grieve deep.”




~~~






“I am blooming from the wound where I once bled.”

~Rune Lazuli




~~~






“BEAUTIFULNESS 

Be - You - To - Fullness

Bring your authentic self to your life, 

even when you come with grief.”

~(grieving mother) Dr. Joanne Cacciatore/FB 




~~~






“I am a better person for 

having known your beauty. 

I am a better person 

for loving you. 

And I am also a better person 

for mourning 

your 

absence, 

even if I continue to 

wish 

it wasn’t this way.”

~Joanne Cacciatore




~~~






“Today, I pray for 
every person that 
secretly 
lives 
in 

pain.”

~A Woman of Faith




~~~






“Lord, I bring to You 
my burdens 
and 
You know 
my situation. 


You know 

I can’t make it 

without You. 


Comfort my heart, 

give me strength, 
and help me 

carry on.”





~~~






“Be merciful to me, LORD, 

for 

I am faint; 

O LORD heal me.

My soul is in anguish. 

How long, 
O LORD, 
how long? 

Turn O LORD, 
and 
deliver me. 

Save me 
because of 

Your unfailing love. 

All night long 

I flood my bed with weeping 

and 

drench my couch 

with tears. 



“The LORD has heard my weeping.

The LORD has heard 

my cry for 

mercy; 

the LORD accepts my prayer.”

excerpts from ~Psalm 6




~~~






“Her absence is

like 

the 

sky

spread 

over

everything.”

~C. S. Lewis




~~~








~~~






“Keep me in your heart. 

I’ll stay there forever.”




~~~







“I’ll hold you 

in my heart 

until 

I hold

 you 

i

heaven.”







May God bless you all,

Angie