Quotes to Comfort the Grieving

Thoughtful Eye

I’m not sure why we humans adore good quotes. They’re just words that someone else said. But those quotes empower us somehow. They reach into this world from another era in history, and they guide us.

After Hadassah died, a sweet bereaved mother from Arizona mailed a box to us. It was our comfort box, full of quotes and excerpts of articles about losing a child. I cried when I opened it and read the words so carefully compiled by this fellow angel mommy.

I know it made me cry, but it also soothed me. I found a few that I pray will comfort you as well.

“An angel in the book of life wrote down my baby’s birth, and whispered as she closed the book, ‘Too beautiful for earth.'” – author unknown

“Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.”
Sarah Dessen

“One day, a son asked his father, ‘Why is it always the best people who die?’ The father answered, ‘Son, if you are in a meadow, which flowers do you pick? The worst ones or the best?'” – author unknown

“And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief.” – William Cullen Bryant

“What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller

“Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a 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

“Loss is only temporary when you believe in God!”
Latoya Alston

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18

May God give you great peace today. You are not alone. If you have a quote that really comforted you, please share.

by Sarah George

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