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Our Presence: The Gift That Really Matters to our Children

:("Grief is like the ocean, it comes in waves, ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim" (and sometimes, just tread water)

Happy almost April!      The new topical plan for this month is over the topic of Grief.  I have so many precious friends dealing with grie...

The new topical plan for this month is over the topic of Grief. I have so many precious friends dealing with grie.

It's okay to grieve. It's okay to know that you loved deeply and are hurting because the one you loved is no longer able to be here with you. Embrace grief as a sign of your great love. Feel all the emotions that come with grief, experience it in the waves that it comes, and know that one day it will be okay. If not right now, then soon. - read: http://livepurposefullynow.com/how-to-thrive-in-times-of-trouble/

How to Thrive in Times of Trouble

She just sank to the floor, a silent scream echoing through her head as her fists beat against the floor. But the thoughts wouldn't stop, the stream unending as she poured out everything that had been trapped inside. She wept as he bled out in the next room, howled as he gasped. Until they were both empty and gone. -JK

Miscarriage You were unsure which pain is worse-- the shock of what happened or the ache for what never will.

Stages of grief... I feel like I'm stuck at the bottom trying to roll up and then back down

Another way of conceptualizing the journey of grief into living with loss. Infertility is grief month after month. A vicious cycle. Stages of Grief

grief support that doesn't suck: no platitudes, no easy fixes, and no pseudo-spiritual bypass. It's grief support for deep & intelligent folks. Like you.

nourishing words for people in pain

....it never hurts less to lose someone so special. It's more difficult losing someone as an adult. I have to continue on as if everything is ok. When really all I want, is permission to fall apart for just a moment.

When Asked for Advice on How to Deal with Grief, This Old Man Gave the Most Incredible Reply

“A thousand moments that I had just taken for granted - mostly because I had assumed there would be a thousand more” - Morgan Matson.

“A thousand moments that I had just taken for granted - mostly because I had assumed there would be a thousand more” - Morgan Matson. A collection of short funeral quotes to guide us through grief - by Memory Press, creators of beautiful, uplifting and m

Grieving — 7 Steps for Calling in Peace.

I miss you Mama. "My mind is still having trouble wrapping itself around the fact that you are gone."By Katherine Mullin -article on grief

Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and body with grief. Psalm 31:9

Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and body with grief. Psalm With God's mercy and help I'll get through this.

Jerydd, when you see this, just remember that I tried. We tried. Really, really hard. And we loved a lot. I don't regret a day with you, but I have to let go and move on. You will always be a part of who I have become.

a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance. A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace.

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Lewis on grief - fear - grief is one thing C. Lewis knows a great deal about and on which he is able to elaborate without sugarcoating

grief meme that says sometimes its ok if the only thing you did today was breathe

15 Comforting Quotes That Have Helped People Cope With Grief

grief meme that says sometimes its ok if the only thing you did today was breathe. Works for chronic illness as well.

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