Comforting Quotes, Story, Verses etc... for a Parent who Lost a Child

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    My cousin recently lost a child, and I am trying to find good quotes, stories or bible verses to compile in a booklet for him to read to comfort him. Anyone know of a good verse, quote etc? Thanks!
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    I think the children's book "Love You Forever" would be a good gift. It doesn't deal with death or dying, but it's a powerful testament to the enduring love a parent has for a child, living or dead.

    I've seen the refrain--"love you forever, love you for always, as long as I'm living, my baby you'll be"--used on children's tombstones.
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    I can't remember the whole phrase, but there is a quote about holding a child's hand for a short time, but they are in your heart forever.
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    I am sorry about your cousin's child

    I have many poems and quotes that I have gotten from grief support sites on line. My first child died when he was 12 days old in July 2002.

    I will post a few here when I find them....or I can e-mail some of them to you as well-feel free to PM me.

    Also, here are 2 online support groups that may help, whenever your cousin is ready:

    www.missfoundation.org
    www.nationalshareoffice.com

    Ginger
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    Originally posted by RN2B2005
    I think the children's book "Love You Forever" would be a good gift. It doesn't deal with death or dying, but it's a powerful testament to the enduring love a parent has for a child, living or dead.

    I've seen the refrain--"love you forever, love you for always, as long as I'm living, my baby you'll be"--used on children's tombstones.
    I agree...I hold this quote very close to my heart..I read this book to Blake while I was pregnant with him
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    I found a few.....this will be a long post......

    "Dearest Mommy and Daddy"
    Author unknown

    When you wonder the meaning of life and love
    Know that I am with you
    Close your eyes and feel me kissing you in the gentle breeze across your cheek
    When you begin to doubt that you shall never see me again
    Quiet your mind and hear me
    I am in the whisper of the heavens
    Speaking of your love.
    When you lose your identity
    when you question who you are, where you are going;
    Open your heart and see me.
    I am the twinkle in the stars, smiling down upon you.
    Lighting the path for your journey.
    When you awaken each morning, not remembering your dreams,but feeling content and serene,
    Know that I was with you, filling your night with thoughts of me.
    When you linger in the remnant pain, wholeness seeming so unfamiliar, think of me.
    Know that I am with you, touching you through the shared tears of a gentle friend easing the pain.
    As the sunrise illuminates the desert sky; as that breathtaking brilliance awakens your spirit, think of our time together-all to brief but ever brilliant.
    When you were certain of us together, when you were certain of your destiny, know that God created that moment in time just for us.
    I am with you always......

    "Footprints"
    author unknown

    How very softly you tip-toed into my world,
    almost silently and only a moment you stayed.
    But what an imprint your footprints have left upon my heart.

    "Untitled"
    author unknown
    If I could have a lifetime wish, a dream that would come true.
    I'd pray to God with all of my heart for yesterday and you.
    A thousand words can't bring you back; I know because I have tried.
    And neither can a million tears; I know, because I have cried.
    You left behind my broken heart and happy memories too.
    I never wanted memories, I only wanted you.
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    1 peter 5:9-11
    "and the god of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast."

    psalm 46:1-2
    god is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.

    matthew 18:2-3
    2 he called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 and he said: “truly i tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
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    There isn't really anything that you can say.. I have been there... Lost my son 4 yrs ago unexpectly and suddelnly to aml and now recently a friend of mine lost her 20 yr son to sucide. It was very hard going over to her house 2 days after it happened.. alot of it brought back memories of what i went thru.. yet I felt needed to go and give her support.. still, I didn't have anything to really to say except that was so sorry they had to go thru it... the family was in such shock no one was talking they were all pretty much just sitting there staring at each other.. felt so bad for them.. their situation also was more tragic then what mine was.. the only thing one could do is just be there to listen to them when they do talk about it and their feelings.. it is a bad experieince and it sticks with you for a long time... I have found that people will get turned off when you start talking about your loss.. it makes them feel uncomfortable.. especially if the conversation starts out innocently with how many children do you have..have had friends not even talk to me any more. I have found being a nurse really doesn't make things easier either.. you tend to understand so things easier but it makes it hard if you have to deal with death in your job. I have empathy but I tend wonder if I come off too cold..


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