February 10, 2010

Grief Unwinding


Sorrow you can hold, however desolating, if nobody speaks to you.  If they speak, you break down.  
~Bede Jarrett

While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates.  You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.  
~Samuel Johnson 

 Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.  
~William Shakespeare

Grief is itself a medicine.  
~William Cowper, Charity

Man, when he does not grieve, hardly exists.  
~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943


Sorrow makes us all children again - destroys all differences of intellect.  The wisest know nothing.  
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Even hundredfold grief is divisible by love.  ~Jareb Teague

We're counting on it...


Jodi said...

praying for y'all!!

Valerie said...

Great quotes and a belief that this season will soon change.

Love V

Single PAP said...

oh, sweet baby. made me cry. touching post. hope you all come together as a family soon.

The Gang's Momma! said...

Praying for you all. I'm so sad for you and for little Keira. But I am so confident ALSO that HE who began this good work in your home WILL COMPLETE IT and WILL use it to bring glory to His name. When you are too tired and heart sore to believe it yourself, remember that there are those of out there that are believing it on your behalf.

Hugs to you my friend.

Lacie said...

I am sorry that her little heart was and is breaking. I am happy, however that you recognize it for what it is, and that you are able to keep in mind that it is a very healthy and much needed process.

I am excited for you to start seeing glimpses of her beautiful little personality shine through. Bless you for helping her little heart to heal.

Cindy said...

Absolutely Beautiful Post. Thank you for sharing.

frogglet said...

My heart breaks for what these tiny babies have to endure.
While in our heads we know grieving is appropiate, our hearts want to stop the pain.

Stephanie W. said...

Thank you for sharing this. This is the part that I am trying to prepare my heart for because I know our little girl is going to grieve for the lost she experiences.

Anonymous said...

Oh Christie, my heart just breaks for little Keira! She is going to be fine I know, but how hard it must be for both of you to know that her little heart is broken and for right now, cannot be fixed.
We love you all and send our support to you as well during this rough time.
Life will be so good for her and happy. She is and will be so very loved by everyone.
Keep looking forward, she is so beautiful and worth it, as you well know! Love you

Tricia said...

Oh that precious angel. It just breaks your heart.

Michele said...