The death of a dear person is the most difficult moment we have to go through in life. Death is cold and rigid, and it leaves us little to cling to. However, we suffer because we have loved and this is the thing that should keep us strong.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. – Thomas Campbell
People disappear from our lives, but they cannot disappear from our hearts. There is a force stronger than death and that is love. By giving and receiving love, our ties to the world grow strong. Death can put a distance between people who love each other, but it cannot kill their love.
Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. – Unknown
Whenever people we love disappear from our lives, our only option is to seek comfort in the memories of our time together and to be grateful for all the good things that happened. It’s difficult to move past the pain, but memories keep our hearts warm forever.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. – Unknown
When someone we love dies, we find ourselves lonely and the world seems all of a sudden empty and sad. Death makes a big hole in our world, but we can use love to find our way again. Only the memories of love can heal the heartache.
When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know. – Unknown
We lose people in unexpected and tragic ways. In an instant, we can discover that a person we love is no longer with us. However, what we lose on Earth we gain in Heaven. People who leave us will become our protective angels from the other side.
I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death.
They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make.
Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. – Leo Buscaglia
Our lives are intertwined in such incredible ways through the bonds of love that not even death can really separate us. The people we lose continue to influence our decisions, dreams, and actions through memory as they did when they were still with us.
There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart. – Mahatma Gandhi
There are no goodbyes between people who love each other sincerely. No matter how great is the distance between them, they still keep one other in their hearts. Not even death can take that away from them.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. – Matthew 5:4
Although we feel wronged when we suffer, sorrow is as much a part of life as happiness. In the big design of life, sorrow may have its meaning that we don’t understand yet. Those who love will suffer but will also find comfort one day.
A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again. – Maya Angelou
A great and noble soul leaves such a remarkable trace in the world that it will continue to live in the hearts of many people even after his or her death. A kind and compassionate person leaves behind a heritage that never really disappears.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. – Kahlil Gibran
Whenever we feel that the pain of losing our dear one is too great, we should remember with gratitude the moments spent together that transformed us into in better people. Behind the sorrow, there is the happiness of having been together at least for a while.
Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. – Emily Dickinson
Love is the only thing that can defeat death. Anyone who cultivated love throughout their life will never really die. We live as long as the love we leave behind. No matter where death takes us, love stays of a proof of our existence.
Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. – Unknown
There is no greater pain than losing someone you love. It is disheartening to see how easy someone can disappear from our lives, leaving behind just memories and the pain of a future that will never happen.
While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. – John Taylor
When we mourn our loved ones, we should keep alive the hope that they will go to a better place, where they will be surrounded by other people they know and love. Let’s hope that they will find eternal happiness there.
We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression. – Confucius
Sorrow is very natural and it is the only way to cope with the death of someone you love. However, you should not let sorrow oppress you under its heavy weight. We must embrace hope and let life continue its march.
What is lovely never dies,
But passes into other loveliness. – Thomas Bailey Aldrich
The most comforting thought in the face of death is that death does not mean dissolution, but a transition. However, no matter what the truth is, our heritage in this world will grow and continue to leave traces, even when we’re gone. And in these traces, we continue to exist.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. – Thomas Moore
Our world is a place of many sorrows, but maybe death is not the damnation we think, but rather a transition to a higher plane. Maybe our wounded hearts will find their eternal comfort in Heaven. It’s good to keep our faith alive.
The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired. – Robert Southey
Unfortunately, there are sorrows that nothing can really heal completely. We learn to cope with our pain, learning to hide it in the background of our lives. Time makes wounds smaller, but sometimes it cannot cure then for good.
Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts. – Dorothy Ferguson
We don’t need to do much to affect the lives of people around us. A gesture or a word can make them remember us for the rest of their lives. That is why death cannot really take us away from the world. As long as people remember us, we continue to be.
Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow. – Robert Louis Stevenson
Grateful memories are the only thing that protects us when we suffer the pain of losing someone dear. The sorrow can make us forget the good times, but this the most important moment when we should cling to them.
May you take comfort in knowing there is one more angel above us. – Unknown
Maybe there aren’t angels, but all the people we love and lose will always protect us from that place where death took them. Their energy guides us and keeps us company whenever we need help and reassurance.
Had I not loved so much I would not hurt so much. I will hurt. And I will be grateful for that hurt for it bears witness to the depth of our meaning. And for that I will be eternally grateful. – Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
We risk suffering in the name of love. We only get hurt if we love deeply. Death threatens our love, but worse than losing our loved ones is to never have loved at all. Suffering is the risk we have to take when we seek connection and love.
Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but in thankfulness that he was. – Hebrew Proverb
Very few things can provide some relief from the pain of losing someone. The only thing we can do is to try to focus on gratitude. It is heartbreaking to lose someone but it is a blessing that we met and love them.
They say love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies. – William Penn
Death is certainly painful, but we can also see it as a motivation to live better and love more. We need to focus on our relationships and make many memories with the people we love so death cannot gain power over us.
You don’t get over it, you just get through it. You don’t get by it, because you can’t get around it. It doesn’t ‘get better’; it just gets different. Everyday grief puts on a new face… – Wendy Feireisen
Grief is one of the hardest battles to fight in life. It takes a lot of time, patience, and willingness to move past the pain. Every day, pain takes new forms, maybe smaller, but still powerful. Healing is a long process and must be accepted as such.
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. – Unknown
It is so tragic to see that from all that a person means to us, we are only left with memories in the end. However, these memories become our most important treasure and nobody can take it away. It is in these memories that we find solace.
For some moments in life there are no words. – David Seltzer
We can only meet with death in silence. As we witness our loved ones disappear from our lives, there are few words that can express the intensity of the emotions that wash over us. In silence, we seek to find our balance again.
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. – Unknown
Grief is not the weakness of a vulnerable heart or the result of lack of faith, but the only possible response to losing someone we love. Whenever we get attached to someone, we assume the risk of losing them.
May tender memories soften your grief,
May fond recollection bring you relief. – Helen Steiner Rice
We cannot bring back someone who died, but we can still keep them close to our hearts for as long as we want. All we have to do is thinking about them, reliving past memories, and growing their heritage.
He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. – John 11:25, 26
Death is the greatest mystery of life and even though we cannot actually know what it actually means for us, we are blessed with the ability to believe. Our faith can save us from sorrow and pain and comfort us with the possibility of eternity.
Grief is the price we pay for love. – Queen Elizabeth II
There is nothing in the world that doesn’t have a shadow. The shadow of love is grief. As life is contrast, risk, and opposition, we cannot choose love without accepting all the feelings that associate with it, such as grief.
As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens. – Unknown
It is normal to cry and express your pain. A loss leaves us extremely vulnerable and we hurt ourselves even more if we keep the pain hidden. We need to let our tears flow freely, knowing that they are only signs of love.
Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear. – Unknown
We may never be able to hear, see or touch the person we lost to death, but the love doesn’t go away. It grows silent, but it remains as strong. Every day, that person walks with us in our thoughts and joins us in our memories.