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Sometimes you just need a word of encouragement. We have compiled numerous quotes to help you in your grief and hope journey.

Being heard is so close to being loved, that for the average person they are almost indistinguishable.

David Augsburger

“If you know someone who has lost a child, and you're afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died- you're not reminding them . They didn't forget that they died. What you're reminding them of is that you remembered that they lived, and that is a great gift."

Elizabeth Edwards​

My brokenness is a better bridge for people than my pretend wholeness ever was.

Sheila Walsh

"The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing. . . not healing, not curing. . .that is a friend who cares."

Henri Nouwen

Not everyone understands how you can spin two lassos at the same time, one of Hope and one of Grief.

Jodi Picoult

"Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief."

Marcus Tullius Cicero

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messenger of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.

Washington Irving

"In our futile attempt to erase our past, we ​deprive the community of our healing gift.  If we conceal our wounds out of fear and shame, our inner darkness can neither be illuminated nor become a light for others."

Brennan Manning

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.

Desmond Tuti

I lied and said I was busy.

I was busy;

but not in a way most people understand.

I was busy taking deeper breaths .

I was busy silencing irrational thoughts. I was busy calming a racing heart. I was busy telling myself I am okay.

Sometimes, this is my busy, and I will not apologize for it. 

b. oakman

Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all of these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever.

Brennan Manning

"Occasionally, weep deeply over the life you hoped for. Grieve the losses. Feel the pain. Then wash your face. Trust God, and embrace the life you have."

John Piper

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