Heart, and you shall see that in truth you are
Weeping for that which has been your delight.
Some of you say, "Joy is greater than sorrow."
And others say, "Nay, sorrow is the greater."
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Together they come, and when one sits alone
With you at your board, remember that the
Other is asleep upon your bed.
Verily you are suspended like scales between
Your sorrow and your joy.
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
And when you pass through the rivers,
They will not sweep over you.
When you walk through fire,
You will not be burned;
The flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
We talked about you all the time. Our house was filled with love for you long before we ever knew who you would be to us.
I cry for you often. My arms ache from emptiness. I cannot see to write these words because my eyes overflow with the tears of a mother who has ben asked to give her daughter away. I knew I would love you when I met you. I knew you would become a part of me. What I didn’t know was that instead of feeling like it was a brief encounter, I feel like the world stood still. He somehow gave us an entire lifetime of memories in such a short time. I didn’t feel like I lost a baby; I felt like I said good-bye to someone I had always known, who had been my daughter for years and years. The clock was insignificant. We knew you deeply, a lifetime’s worth.
I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.”
“I don’t want to feel better.” She turns away from the nurse. They don’t understand it’s not just the baby she lost. It’s everything. The names she runs through as she lies in bed at night. The paint samples for the nursery she’s collected in her desk drawer. The dreams of cradling her child in her arms, helping with homework, cheering on the sidelines of the soccer field. All of it, gone, disappeared into the thick fog outside. They don’t understand that. "
~Secret Daughter by Shilpi Gowda
"There are lives I can imagine without children but none of them have the same laughter and noise."
"I wish you could have been there for the sun and the rain and the long, hard hills. For the sound of a thousand conversations scattered along the road. For the laughing and crying and remembering at the end. But, mainly, I wish you could have been there."
"Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in a pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return."
~May Jean Iron
"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass."
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me."
"I like butter and sugar and being alive a whole lot and today i'm kind of sad because with all the latest studies I figured out I'm going to have to choose."
"You go on by doing the best you can, you go on by being generous, you go on by being true, you go on by offering comfort to others who can’t go on, you go on by allowing the unbearable days to pass and allowing the pleasure in other days, you go on by finding a channel for your love and another for your rage."
~Dear Sugar, therumpus.net