When you’ve lost someone you love and you’re just trying to survive the grief…

When you’ve lost someone, you love and you need some extra faith and strength to get through the sadness, these quotes will provide encouragement to help you move through the heartbreak. Losing a family member or a friend hurts deeply. You have to go through the intense feelings of agony. Put your faith in God and let him guide you but moving on is much harder than it sounds. Death is a part of life, but that doesn’t make the hurt any simpler. No matter how motivated you are to get through this quickly, you just have to go through it at whatever speed it goes.

When my dad was diagnosed with Lung Cancer, we fought an incredible battle that would make an Army proud.  We took advantage of every single good day, talked about everything under the sun and spent time, meaningful time together.

Unfortunately, our story didn’t end the way we had hoped.   After some pretty significant complications, daddy made the decision to stop treatment and let God handle the rest.

There is nothing that can be said to ease the pain of losing someone significant in your life.  There is nothing that will make it easier or make it less painful.  People will try to help, but there is just nothing that will make it better, or make it go any faster.

My hope is that these quotes will bring a small amount of comfort as you’re going through the process…

I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone-you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.

~Alyson Noel, Evermore

Grief never ends… But it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith… It is the price of love.

~Elizabeth I

You will never be able to escape from your heart. So, it is better to listen to what it has to say.

~Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist”

To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.

~J.K. Rowling

Death is the certainty.  Life is the unexpected gift.

~Jon Foreman

Those we love don’t go away they walk beside us every day.

~Unknown

Grief I’ve learned is just love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot. All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.

~Anonymous

Moving on doesn’t mean you forget about things. It just means you have to accept what’s happened and continue living.

~Ezra Scarlet

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