Some quotes on grief

{This is a candle I bought this past weekend as a way to remember Naomi. I love the vanilla scent that fills the room when I light it.}

I found these quotes some time back and was reading through them again tonight. They resonated with me a few months back and as I’ve lived through more of this journey they feel even more true.

“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

“There are three needs of the griever: To find the words for
the loss, to say the words aloud and to know that the words
have been heard.” ~ Victoria Alexander

“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 messengers of
overwhelming grief… and unspeakable love.” ~ Washington
Irving

“Often healing becomes confused with having no pain at all, and no side effects anymore. Healing is not erasing what happened, but rather learning to LIVE with it.

Healing in and of itself is a pure indicator that something devastating has happened. Something painful, maybe even life-threatening.

Healing – with time – becomes possible, but always always leaves a scar.” –Franchesca

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