Inspiration

“Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.”
-Neil Gaiman

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Losing someone you love is painful. Grief is hard, arduous work. You are exhausted emotionally, spiritually, physically. You will never be the same. But you will be. The question is, how?

"Become a survivor by acknowledging the small steps you take toward healing," says grief expert Nancy Weil. "For one person that could be mowing the lawn for the first time. For another, it might be grocery shopping without tears when you pass by your loved one's favorite food. Each small success is a moment to savor. It is an indicator that you will survive, that you can do more than you ever thought you could. Inside of you is a strength that you may have never called upon before, but now that you need it, it is there to carry you through."

Here are some other thoughts to help carry you through...

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” -Paulo Coelho

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“Do one thing every day that scares you.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

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“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”

-Langston Hughes

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Comment by LAURA FONTES on November 20, 2016 at 2:37pm

NICE  WORDS

Comment by Myra Jean Segars on September 20, 2016 at 4:13pm

Hello everyone,

My name is Myra, I lost my son in 2008, I am still greiving. He was only 39. His death was from an accidental overdose of medication prescribed by his physician. The one being taken off market and is a patch. I hope my writing to the FDA, the congress and senate helped get it removed.n 

Comment by Chris on February 13, 2016 at 4:19pm

I lost my 28 year old son only 3 weeks ago and I don't know if I can live without him.I thought maybe somebody else out there is In this same fog that I am in .I just keep thinking this is a bad dream and I will wake up soon and everything will be back to normal

Comment by T.C. Goodwin on January 14, 2016 at 6:56am

 Simple words are often the most helpful - Proverbs 12:25

Comment by Grant W. Whitaker Sr on November 8, 2014 at 8:51pm

This comment is to Shirley, I lost my son on June 2, 2014.  It crushed me, I cried and cried because he was here one minute and gone the next.  I loved that boy and I will never forget him.  He died of a vain in his head breaking.  You will think of him every day of your life but the hurt in your heart will ease as time goes by.  I try to remember of the things that we use to do together and that some how makes me feel much better.  I hope this helps you Shirley.........,grant

Comment by Carolyn Tousant on September 20, 2014 at 6:43am
I known there will be time that my life will lift back up soon, right now I'm going throught a grieving process in the lost of my mother. I am talking to a therapy make me feel a little better. But it going to take some time to get over losing my mother on March 8, 2014. I known that God going to help me to and give me the strength to keep moving. I just have to keep on praying to him to help me and give me the strength to carry on. I hope everyone will keep me in there prayer. Thanks.
Comment by shirley on September 16, 2014 at 3:02pm

My son passed away June 29, 2014  this is a possible homicide. I need help in how to go on with my life. How to get out of the clouds, out of the funk that I am in.

Comment by e.SORENSEN on December 29, 2013 at 1:11am

Loss has been a part of my journey but it has also shown me what is precious.

Know I am looking for joy...life is grey and mundane, but i know it will pass...I hope it is in my lifetime!

Comment by Shawn Rene on October 19, 2013 at 9:58pm
Give yourself a lot of space. When you lose someone you love, parts of you go crazy. Your emotions go on a rollercoaster. Let them go crazy. Cry when you need to cry, laugh if you share a funny memory. Listen to your body and let your emotions take you where you are...www.beliefnet.com
Comment by Janet Garrett Nenzel on September 5, 2013 at 1:45pm

We Wonder Why

It's difficult to understand

why one would take their life.

Only God can comprehend

a soul so racked with strife.

Life brings many challenges

and some just cannot cope.

The intensity of their suffering

causes them to give up hope.

God knows their heart and mind,

the hurt and pain they've known.

He'll take them in His loving arms

as they return back home.

Courtesy of Morrisett Funeral Home, Richmond, VA

Comment by LAURA FONTES on August 17, 2013 at 5:00pm

nice, people  say it takes two yrs to understand why things happen. and a life time of crying an remembering   your love one .   it very confusing .

Comment by Laurie Bellgard on May 12, 2013 at 8:06pm


"Become a survivor by acknowledging the small steps you take toward healing," says grief expert Nancy Weil. "For one person that could be mowing the lawn for the first time. For another, it might be grocery shopping without tears when you pass by your loved one's favorite food. Each small success is a moment to savor. It is an indicator that you will survive, that you can do more than you ever thought you could. Inside of you is a strength that you may have never called upon before, but now that you need it, it is there to carry you through."

Comment by Nancy L Clay on April 24, 2013 at 11:33pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd-elN4_3a8

Kale has been gone 3 years now. I miss him so much every day. 

Comment by Yolanda Valencia on March 4, 2013 at 4:56pm

I've had so many losses, my first was my first born son 1989, he was 17 months old when he passed, i was 18 years years old, my sister in 2006, my brother in 2007, and my mom 2012, this is my breaking point, i dont know how to deal with anymore.  

Comment by teri king-mckinney on January 4, 2013 at 11:07pm

i am grieving the killing of my husband anthony of 23yrs killed while cycling,my husband was not lossed he was hit by a pickup truck .

Comment by Noel DeFrancesco on December 10, 2012 at 2:08pm

I love this page. Gives me so much hope. I am grieving the loss of my husband of 37 years after a battle with pancreatic cancer. I would love some helpful hints on how to get out of this funk that I am in. Thanks Noella

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