"For some moments in life there are no words." – David Seltzer, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
I couldn't find the words so I borrowed from those whom are getting me through. Love, me
grief /greef/ n. 1 deep or intense sorrow or mourning. 2 cause of this. come to grief meet with disaster.
sorrow /sawro/ n. 1 mental distress caused by loss or disappointment, etc. 2 cause of sorrow v. intr. 1 feel sorrow. 2 mourn.
Psalm 27:12 I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
“We can’t keep asking those who have given so much to give that much more.” Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.
“I was seeking ‘My God given Purpose.’ Other spouses are seeking the same thing…His words to me were, “Go and help other Spouses to find their purpose. Beverly Anderson September 23, 2010 at 8:40 am
Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable. – Joyce Brothers
When trying to comfort a person experiencing loss, it is imperative that you not talk them out of their feelings. Dr. Leary tells her patients, “I won’t take them. They are your feelings and they’re sacred. But I will be a container for your most difficult feelings. I will hold them, and then, I will give them back.”
I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. Abraham Lincoln
I could have been faced with that choice. Mike’s love, not only for his children and their mother, but also for a neighbor, showed me I have a lot more love to give. Mike Ainsworth gave the ultimate sacrifice, his own life, to protect his neighbor…and has given me new purpose and a determination to use whatever strength I have to help others.
Deuteronomy 20:1 "When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the LORD your God is with you, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.
Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away.
Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation. Alan Cohen
Grieving is a personal and highly individual experience.
For the moment, let them enjoy a calm sea, a fresh breeze and each other. Zeus
Four Hurlburt Airmen died Feb. 18 when their U-28A was involved in an accident near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, located in the Horn of Africa.
The worst way to leave someone is without an explanation…
"How does one become a butterfly?" she asked pensively. "You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar." Trina Paulus
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