Grief is a tidal wave that over takes you,
smashes down upon you with unimaginable force,
sweeps you up into its darkness,
where you tumble and crash against unidentifiable surfaces,
only to be thrown out on an unknown beach, bruised, reshaped...
Grief will make a new person out of you,
if it doesn't kill you in the making.
It isn't for the moment you are struck
that you need courage,
but for the long up hill battle to faith,
sanity and security.
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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,
we will feel about us,
their arms and their understanding.
~ Helen Keller
All I know from my own experience is that the more loss we feel
the more grateful we should be for whatever it was we had to lose.
It means that we had something worth grieving for.
The ones I'm sorry for
are the ones that go through life not knowing what grief is.
~ Frank O' Connor
There is a light in this world, a healing spirit
more powerful than any darkness we may encounter.
We sometime lose sight of this force
when there is suffering, and too much pain.
Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge
through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call
and answer in extraordinary ways.
~ Mother Teresa