27 Quotes To Help You Heal From Grief After Losing Your Child

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For a parent, losing a child is the most devastating experience, one that no parent should ever have to experience — and yet, some have to.

The grief that comes from a loss this big seems unbearable. It feels nearly impossible to talk to others about what you’re going through.

A part of you may not want to talk about it, and yet, you know one day you will have to.

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How do you talk about something so heavy? How will anyone understand the loss that you’ve endured unless they’ve endured it themselves?

Death is always traumatic, and it wakes us up to how truly fragile life can be.

Grieving is a difficult process, and perhaps the loss will never fully leave you, but you need to remember that it is possible to keep going through tough times like this.

Keep your happy memories close, and embrace each day as it comes. Grieving will get easier over time, so never give up.

Allow yourself to grieve. Allow yourself to process the pain and deal with the wounds at your own pace.

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Moving on from an experience like this can be hard, so to help you out, we’ve gathered some quotes about grief that will remind you to stay strong.  

If you're searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) ... look no further! From the sweetest love quotesinspirational sayings, and hilarious friendship truths, we've got you covered.

Your body's reaction to grief is normal.
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“It’s a kind of tired that sleep can’t fix.”

Give yourself permission to cry when you're saddest.
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“Tears are words that need to be written.” ―Paulo Coelho

Baby steps, and you will be okay in the end.
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“You cannot stop the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can stop them nesting in your hair.” —Eva Ibbotson

Denial is a normal part of the grieving process, and then there's also acceptance.
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“The song is ended but the melody lingers on…” —Irving Berlin

The bond between a parent and their child is eternal.
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“Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.” —Terri Guillemets

Believe in miracles.
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“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” —Rumi

Your child would want you to be happy.
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“The weird, weird thing about devastating loss is that life actually goes on. When you’re faced with a tragedy, a loss so huge that you have no idea how you can live through it, somehow, the world keeps turning, the seconds keep ticking.” —James Patterson

You're not alone.
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“We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world — the company of those who have known suffering.” —Helen Keller

Let your heart be open.
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“It is the capacity to feel consuming grief and pain and despair that also allows me to embrace love and joy and beauty with my whole heart. I must let it all in.” —Anna White

Life is a circle.
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“The few certainties in our existences are pain, death and bereavement.” —Jane Wilson-Howarth

It's normal to feel sad and lost when you're grieving a child.
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“We never truly get over a loss, but we can move forward and evolve from it.” —Elizabeth Berrien

Love lives on, even in death.
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“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.” —Emily Dickinson

You'll never forget or stop caring.
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“I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day.” ― Mitch Albom

Your heart experienced a miracle.
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“Grief is the price we pay for love.” —Queen Elizabeth II

Don't deny yourself the process.
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“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

What you ignore grows.
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“If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.” —Moliere

You're human.
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“Tears are the silent language of grief.” —Voltaire

You're stronger than you imagined.
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“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, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” —Washington Irving

Your child will help you be stronger in ways you'd never imagined.
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“Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.” — Marcel Proust

Death is a painful, heartbreaking process that everyone must go through at some point.
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"You were unsure which pain is worse -- the shock of what happened or the ache for what never will."

It's going to be okay.
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“Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.” — Anne Roiphe

It's okay to grieve.
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"Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love."

Death is beautiful, in a way (that's sometimes very hard to understand).
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"He said, 'One life on this earth is all that we get, whether it is enough or not enough, and the obvious conclusion would seem to be that at the very least we are fools if we do not live it as fully and bravely and beautifully as we can." — Frederick Buechner

It really is okay to cry. Healthy, even.
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"What cannot be said will be wept." — Sappho

Grief is confusing.
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"No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear." — C.S.Lewis

A photograph means so much when you're sad.
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"This is what I like about photographs. They're proof that once, even if just for a heartbeat, everything was perfect." — Jodi Picoult

Sadness and grief is human. And it's okay.
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"What we don't need in the midst of struggle is shame for being human." — Brene Brown