12 Grief Quotes – Navigating My Grief Through Words

In this post you will find 12 grief quotes written by others. Many of the words in these quotes I have been able to relate to and it makes me realise I am not the only one with these thoughts and feelings. I feel so grateful to others for sharing. This is something which I promised myself that I would do when I was in the delivery room with Poppy. Deep down I never wanted anyone to feel that they were alone whilst facing the raw reality of losing their baby.

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I have always used writing to express my own feelings, even from a young age. By using a pen I find that I am able to reveal thought and emotions that sometimes I didn’t even know were there. These thoughts and emotions will be lurking there, making me irritable and on edge and it is not until I begin to write that I realise what they are.

Since losing our daughter Poppy, I have also used others words. From books, to social media, to quotes found on Pinterest. The journey and emotions of baby loss are so incredibly complicated and interwoven. I therefore find it very hard to make sense or understand what I am feeling. By reading others words on their own journeys, it helps me to make a little sense of what is happening inside my own head.

12 Grief Quotes…
Grief quotes: Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself.
Grief quotes: Grief is like the ocean, it comes in waves, ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.

Grief quotes: To lose a child is to lose yourself.
Grief quotes: Grief is a nasty game of feeling the weakest you have ever felt and morphing it into the strongest person you will ever have to become.

Grief quotes: Grief is the price we pay for love.
Grief quotes: I should know enough about loss to realise that you never really stop missing someone - you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.
Grief quote: No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear.
Grief quotes: 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.

Grief quotes: Each day within me I fight a silent battle of surviving yet another day without you.
Grief quotes: There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains.

Grief quotes: Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.
Grief quotes: Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.

I hope that after reading these 12 grief quotes it has given you words that will help. Reading others thoughts and feelings helps me to feel less alone. If you have any quotes which have helped you through your own journey of grief, whether it be your own or someone else’s, I would love to hear them. Thank you. Sara x

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Arc – Antenatal results and choices.

Petals – The Baby Loss Counselling Charity.

Tommy’s – Baby Charity – Together, for every baby.

Sands – Stillbirth and neonatal death charity.


Baby Loss Support Links – A dedicated page I have put together of a range of support links.

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