"Precious in the sight of the Lord
is the death of His saints."
~ Psalm 116:15 ~
"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 ~
"The death of a beloved is an amputation."
~ C. S. Lewis ~
"Those who have suffered
understand suffering and
therefore extend their hand."
~ Patti Smith ~
"Anything that's human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone."
~ Fred Rogers ~
"Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them." ~ Leo Tolstoy ~
"We rejoice in spite of our grief,
not in place of it."
~ Woodrow Kroll ~
"Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope." ~ Elizabeth Gilbert ~
"She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts." ~ George Eliot ~
"Joy is best sown in broken ground."
~ Jack Wellman ~
"The cross is a one time, visual representation, of God's grief over sin."
"Blessed are they that mourn
for they shall be comforted."
~ Matthew 5:4 ~
Please continue to pray for Max's family and friends as we journey through the shadow lands ~