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1. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor touched, but are felt in the heart.” –

2. “You didn’t stay for long, but in those precious few weeks, you changed me forever.” – Zoe Clark-Coates

3. “We were going to have a baby, but we had an angel instead.” – Anonymous

4. “Sometimes, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” – A. A. Milne

5. “You are near, even if I don’t see you. You are with me, even if you are far away. You are in my heart, in my thoughts—in my life, always.” – Anonymous

6. “You never arrived in my arms, but you will never leave my heart.” – Zoe Clark-Coates

7. “Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.” – W.S. Merwin

8. “I held you every second of your life.” – Stephanie Paige Cole

9. “My baby sleeps with the moon and the stars.” – Anonymous

10. “To lose a child is to lose a piece of yourself.” – Dr. Burton Grebin

11. “Even those that never fully blossom bring beauty into the world.” – Anonymous

12. “A life may last just for a moment, but memory can make that moment last forever.” – Anonymous

13. “How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts.” – Dorothy Ferguson

14. “Devastated doesn’t begin to cover how I feel after the loss of my baby.” – Anonymous

15. “Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief—experienced by many but talked about by few.” – Meghan Markle

16. “Grief is the last act of love we can give to those we love. Where there is deep grief, there is great love.” – Anonymous

17. “Dreams that died when he did.” – Anonymous

18. “Any woman who’d ever lost a child knew of the hollowness that remained within the soul.” – Brittainy C. Cherry

19. “Your wings were ready, but my heart was not.” – Anonymous

20. “A flower bloomed already wilting. Beginning its life with an early ending.” – RJ Gonzales 

21. “Do not let your heart be empty, but instead filled with the prayers of healing upon the loss of your pregnancy.” – Anonymous 

22. “A piece of my heart will never be at peace again.” – J.K Louis 

23. “Your fingerprints are on my heart.” – Tom Krause

24. “May you find physical and emotional healing in your own time after your loss.” – Anonymous

25. “A mother’s grief is as timeless as her love.” – Joanne Cacciatore

26. “The small kicks, the tiny bumps, the stretched womb—the loss of a pregnancy is felt beyond the heart.” – Anonymous

27. “The healing power of even the most microscopic exchange with someone who knows in a flash precisely what you’re talking about because she experienced that thing too cannot be overestimated.” – Cheryl Strayed

28. “I carry your heart with me, I am never without it.” – E.E Cummings

29. “I carry you in my heart.” – Anonymous

30. “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” – A.A. Milne

31. “Though your body may heal quickly, the emotional wound of your pregnancy loss may linger. Give yourself time to grieve.” – Anonymous

32. “There is no right way to grieve—there is only your way to grieve and that is different for everyone.” – Nathalie Himmelrich

33. “We do not have control over many things in life and death, but we do have control over the meaning we give it.” – Nathalie Himmelrich

34. “It is not length of life, but depth of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

35. “A miscarriage is a natural and common event. All told, probably more women have lost a child from this world than haven’t. Most don’t mention it. But ask her sometime—how old would your child be now? And she’ll know.” – Barbara Kingsolver

36. “Losing a pregnancy is like losing a part of oneself that will never be made whole again.” – Anonymous 

37. “What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller

38. “The pitter-patter of unborn feet is a memory that runs through my heart.” – Anonymous

39. “Feelings of emptiness may overwhelm you after the loss of a pregnancy, but know that you are overwhelmed with my love and prayers.” – Anonymous

40. “There is no time limit to healing. You take as much time as you need.” – S.L. Gray

41. “I wish I could have held you just once before you left us.” – Conan Gray

42. “Because someone we love is in heaven, we feel heaven in our home.” – Anonymous

43. “You were but a drop of rain to the eye but managed to flood my heart with love during your brief time with us.” – Anonymous

44. “The pain of losing a baby is one that no one should ever feel.” – Anonymous

45. “There are days worth living still, worth the pain of this life and the pain of their deaths.” – Anonymous

46. “Words can’t express the sorrow we feel. Sending you peace and love at this sad and difficult time.” – Anonymous

47. “You will survive and you will find purpose in the chaos. Moving on doesn’t mean letting go.” – Mary VanHaute 

48. “Our time here is short, and yours ended before it began. I miss you before I met you, sweet baby of mine.” – Anonymous

49. “I guess I’m just asking you a favor, in the end. Don’t give up before the future comes around that was meant for you, okay?” – Tara Wine-Queen

50. “Something inside me died that day, and I don’t know if I’ll ever get it back.” – Anonymous

51. “Sweet baby, I cannot wait to see you in my dreams since I cannot see you here in my arms.” – Anonymous

52. “Those we have held in our arms for a little while, we hold in our hearts forever.” – The Prophet

53. “The longing in my heart is only for you, my dear baby in heaven.” – Anonymous

54. “For several days, I slept. Whether this was a necessary part of physical recovery or a stubborn retreat from waking reality, I do not know, but I woke only reluctantly to take a little food, falling at once back into a stupor of oblivion, as though the small, warm weight of broth in my stomach were an anchor that pulled me after it, down through the murky fathoms of sleep.” – Diana Gabaldon

55. “I’d thought those memories would be the ones I always cherished, but as the days and years passed by, those beautiful memories became my pain.” – Brittainy C. Cherry

56. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart—I’ll always be with you.” – A.A Milne 

57. “Even when tears no longer stain my face, my heart is still stained by miscarriage.” – Anonymous

58. “There is no foot so small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world.” – Anonymous

59. “An angel in the book of life wrote down my baby’s birth. Then whispered as she closed the book ‘too beautiful for earth’.” – Anonymous

60. “A miscarriage is not a failure, because a failure implies that it’s something you can ‘control.’ Miscarriages are beyond our control.” – Dr. Simone Whitmore

61. “Life isn’t always about beating the waves. Sometimes, it’s about learning to breathe underwater.” – L.E. Bowman

62. “It is perfectly okay to admit you’re not okay.” – Anonymous

63. “I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains.” –

64. “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.” – Anonymous

65. “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” – Dr. Seuss 

66. “The world was selfish, unjust. How could so many undeserving people be given the opportunity to raise children they didn’t even want while so many worthy individuals didn’t get the chance?” – Brittainy C. Cherry

67. “What does a miscarriage feel like? It feels as if you have been short-changed by nature. You will cry for what might have been but nobody will understand because they didn’t feel it.” – Anonymous

68. “Sometimes it’s hard to see the rainbow when there’s been endless days of rain.” – Christina Greer

69. “Miscarriage is death without ceremony. No funeral, no name. No one would ever tell you, for example, that mother-death is actually quite common. Hang in there, honey, you’ll find another mother.” – Hannah Palmer

70. “Here’s the thing about miscarriage. They are painful, they are horrific, and they are very, very common. There are no funerals for those who might have been, leaving parents to mourn their loss in strange and unexpected ways. But while a miscarriage may feel like the end of the world—it’s actually just the beginning of a new one.” – Brian K. Vaughan

71. “Since my miscarriage, my emotions run from a deep love to deep anger to deep sadness. Know, dear child in heaven, that your loss is felt deeply in my soul.” – Anonymous

72. “When you carry a life and it’s there, and then gone, a part of your soul dies. Forever.” – Casey Wiegano

73. “The one who left gentle footprints on our hearts left a story worth telling.” – Anonymous

74. “Perhaps they are not the stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.” – Anonymous

75. “You become a the moment you become pregnant, and you remain a mother forever.” – Anonymous

76. “It’s not that motherhood is out of reach, it’s that it’s just out of reach. It’s not that didn’t happen, it’s that it almost did and, in fact, still could. The difference between the grief of infertility and other reasons for mourning—the loss of a spouse, for example—is in that promise of ‘just,’ in ‘almost,’ in ‘still could.’” – Alexandra Kimball

77. “Being an almost mother isn’t a thing. You have seven children, whether they made it here or not doesn’t take away from the fact they existed. They were yours, and they were loved fully if only for those small moments. You are a mother. I am so, so sorry you were never able to hold your babies, but you are, and always will be, a mother.” – Brittainy C. Cherry

78. “If a mother is mourning not for what she has lost but for what her dead child has lost, it is a comfort to believe that the child has not lost the end for which it was created. And it is a comfort to believe that she herself, in losing her chief or only natural happiness, has not lost a greater thing, that she may still hope to ‘glorify God and enjoy Him forever.’” – C.S. Lewis

79. “This book is for the mothers who’ve had to say goodbye too soon. I see you, I hear you, and I honor your hearts with wings. You are the strongest individuals alive, and I’m blown away by your strength, your ability to love, and your ability to not quit on life.” – Brittainy C. Cherry

80. “When a child is born, it is the mother’s instinct to protect the baby. When a child dies, it is the mother’s instinct to protect the memory.” – Anonymous

81. “Throughout my life, there were a few hard days. Days where even when I tried to be happy, my heart still cracked and Mother’s Day was one of those. For others, it stood as a celebration. For me, it spoke of loss and failure. Because there’s no such thing as an ‘almost’ Mother’s day.” – Brittany Cherry

82. “That moment after losing your baby when you need to get out of the house but then see a mother with her newborn baby. That’s pain like nothing else.” – Anonymous

83. “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!” – Isaiah 49:15 

84. “I am lost in an eternal dance of emotion, shifting between hopefulness, grief, frustration and fear. Some days I feel strongly that my time is coming soon and I will be a mother. Other days I am impatient and not so sure it will ever happen for me.” – Jodi Sky Rogers

85. “No one else could have wanted or loved your as much as you. Even in this short time, I saw a mother’s love shining in your eyes.” – Anonymous

86. “You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” –

87. “As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the maker of all things.” – Ecclesiastes 11:5

88. “This is not goodbye, my darling—this is a thank you. Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy.” – Nicholas Sparks

89. “A mother is never defined by the number of children you can see, but by the love that she holds in her heart.” – Franchesca Cox

90. “We do not ‘get over’ a death. We learn to carry the grief and integrate the loss in our lives. In our hearts, we carry those who have died. We grieve and we love. We remember.” – Nathalie Himmelrich

91. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – Anonymous

92. “Hold my hand and know my shoulder is here for your burdens as well.” – Anonymous

93. “My cries cannot fill the silence my baby’s cries should have filled.” – Anonymous

94. “Sad is my only state since you left me.” – Anonymous

95. “The loss of a baby is a promise broken.” – Anonymous

96. “Grieve for your baby and yourself in your own time.” – Anonymous

97. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” –

98. “Grief, I’ve learned, is really love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot give. The more you loved someone, the more you grieve. All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes and in that part of your chest that gets an empty and hollow feeling. The happiness of love turns to sadness when unspent. Grief is just love with no place to go.” – Jamie Anderson

99. “And grief is not something you complete, But rather, you endure. Grief is not a task to finish. And move on, but an element of yourself—an alteration of your being.” – Gwen Flowers

100. “Grieving is like having broken ribs. On the outside, you look fine, but with every breath, it hurts.” – Anonymous

101. “Today would have been my baby’s due date. But there is no baby, and no birthday—and I’m the only one who still cares.” – Anonymous

102. “Thinking of you, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain.” – Anonymous

103. “I don’t think most people truly understand how much is lost when a baby dies. You don’t just lose a baby, you also lose the 1 and 2 and 10 and 16-year-old she would have become. You lose Christmas mornings, loose teeth, and first days of school. You just lose it all.” – Stephanie Paige Cole

104. “It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity. Covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” – Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

105. “Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith—it is the price of love.” – Anonymous

106. “A life need not be long-lived, for it to be meaningful.” – Anonymous

107. “Just because we lost a life, doesn’t mean we have to lose ourselves.” – Tamara Gabriel

108. “Grief is like the ocean, it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” – Vicki Harrison

109. “The best advice that I got during counseling—don’t judge your spouse’s grief response. Give them the freedom to grieve their own way.” – Rachel Crawford

110. “Even though you were with me for a short time, I feel as if I knew you better than my own heart.” – Anonymous

111. “She or he was born silent into this world, but their little life spoke volumes.” – Anonymous

112. “Holding you in my heart, surrounding you with love.” – Anonymous

113. “What my sister needed was not people urging her, as so many did, to get pregnant again as soon as possible, but acknowledgement of her loss and the violence that she experienced in that loss. She needed to know that this was not a failure or that she was a bad mother. She needed to be allowed to be not only sad but also, in her grief, to be angry.” – Soraya Chemaly

114. “Be gentle with yourself, and take all the time you need to heal.” – Anonymous

115. “Some say you are too painful to remember. I say you are too precious to forget.” – Anonymous

116. “When my wife and I lost our son, we had similar but very different experiences. She felt she was caught in a blizzard and she doesn’t remember the six months after we lost him. For me, it was like everything that I had known burnt to the ground, this field or forest that was turned to ash, burning, smoldering. How do I make sense of a world where this can happen?” – Sean Hanish

117. “You are the strongest person I know. Your fierce love for your unborn baby inspires us all.” – Anonymous

118. “The trumpets sounded and the choir of angels sang their song of praise and sorrow upon the arrival of your baby in heaven.” – Anonymous

119. “Heaven and earth may separate us today, but nothing will ever change the fact that you made me a mom.” – Anonymous

120. “I didn’t want to kiss you goodbye was the trouble. I wanted to kiss you goodnight, and there’s a lot of difference.” –

121. “It hurts because it matters.” –

122. “I can’t imagine what you’re going through. I’m so sorry for your loss.” – Anonymous

123. “‘There is no heartbeat.’ Four words. Four words to end the life I had. Four words to change who I was. It will never be the same again. I will never be the same again.” – Kerin Lee

124. “I miss you more than anyone knows as time goes by, the emptiness grows. I laugh. I talk. I play my part but behind my smile is a broken heart.” – Anonymous

125. “I no longer seek those things that help me to heal but for those things that fortify me with the strength required to carry the load, fate has set upon my shoulders. Instead of finding a way to forget, find a way to bear the constant remembering. The silence of the wild being one of those elements that reinforce the weathered walls of the soul and mind.” – L.M. Browning

126. “There is a unique pain that comes from preparing a place in your heart for a child that never comes.” – David Platt

127. “Before I carried the pain, I carried you. And in my heart, I carry you still.” – Anonymous

128. “They don’t get the particular nature of this grief, how it’s less about the loss of a potential child than it is about the endless possibility that there may yet be an actual child.” – Alexandra Kimball

129. “All I could do was cry. I felt desolate, the tears rolling down my cheeks as I tried to comprehend what had happened.” – Colette Centeno Fox

130. “I am not functioning very well. Living with the knowledge that the baby is dead is painful. I feel so far away from you, God. I can only try to believe that you are sustaining me and guiding me through this. Please continue to stand by my side.” – Christine O’Keeffe Lafser

131. “I’m broken. We’re all broken and right now we’re all isolated within that brokenness. The cure for loneliness is connection—connection with that broken part of ourselves and with each other—and we can’t achieve that connection while pretending we are okay. We’re not okay.” – L.M. Browning

132. “Our deepest sympathies during your time of loss. Please know that we are here for you. With love and prayers.” – Anonymous

133. “Grieving is intense and it is non-stop intense. Even if things are quiet, and you’re sitting there in your chair, kind of staring off into space, inside, the intensity is raging.” – Lori Ennis

134. “A wife who loses a husband is called a widow. A husband who loses a wife is called a widower. A child who loses his parents is called an orphan. There is no word for a parent who loses a child. That’s how awful the loss is.” – Anonymous

135. “In the garden of memory, in the palace of dreams—that is where you and I shall meet.” – Alice in Wonderland

136. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Winnie the Pooh

137. “I’ll love for forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.” – Robert Munsch

138. “Babies lost in the womb were never touched by fear. They were never cold, never hungry, never alone, and importantly always knew love.” – Zoe Clark-Coates

139. “As long as I can I will look at this world for both of us, as long as I can, I will laugh with the birds, I will sing with the flowers, I will pray to the stars, for both of us.” – Anonymous

140. “In lieu of letting go of our trauma and rather than healing completely, in my experience, we learn how to carry it and there are some days when it is heavier than others. Some days, I hardly know it is there, distracted as I am by present joys and excitement—while other days, the burden is cripplingly-heavy and I can hardly breathe under the weight of grief.” – L.M. Browning

141. “Some people say it is a shame. Others even imply that it would have been better if the baby had never been created. But the short time I had with my child is precious to me.” – Christine O’Keeffe Lafser

142. “Sending you prayers for strength as you find your way through each day.” – Anonymous

143. “Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.” – Anonymous 

144. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart—I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” – Jeremiah 1:5 

145. “Grief is wild like the sea, but it doesn’t need to destroy us. We can’t conquer it, but we can navigate it, and we can find Jesus there too.” – Adriel Booker

146. “Give you fears, your sorrows, and your worries unto the Lord Jesus. Let him lift you up with His promise that you may one day rejoice with your baby in heaven.” – Anonymous

147. “May you find hope and healing with your loved ones as you mourn the loss of your miracle.” – Anonymous

148. “Wishing you any and everything you need to bring you comfort during this time.” – Anonymous

149. “Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.” – Anonymous

150. “Euripides wrote, ‘What greater grief can there be for mortals than to see their children dead?’ That was more like it. Am I allowed to say, ‘My ?’ Was it not a statement of fact that I had given birth on the bathroom floor of the Blue Sky Hotel in Mongolia and watched my son live and die?” – Ariel Levy

151. “We can’t deny our journey. We can’t pretend we’re fine when we’re not. All we can do is own it—own our suffering.” – L.M. Browning

152. “For the day will come where you see your unborn baby not through tears of sorrow, but a smile in memory of his short time with you on earth.” – Anonymous

153. “He could go to hell for all she cared but journey was a loss clawing at her throat each morning.” – Ben Ditmars

154. “The spark of your unborn baby ignited the eternal flame of love in all our hearts.” – Anonymous

155. “A child is given to you through God and called back home by Him as well. You gave your unborn baby the most blessed home during his short time with you.” – Anonymous

156. “You will make it through your baby’s loss with all of us by your side. I am here for you, always.” – Anonymous

157. “Heaven gained the tiniest angel.” – Anonymous

158. “May you find healing in the Word of your faith as you mourn the loss of your baby.” – Anonymous

159. “The greatest love of all is that between a parent and child. Your love for your unborn child was bigger than any love I’ve ever seen.” – Anonymous

160. “Our prayers are with you and your baby. May God provide you comfort and surround you in His loving arms.” – Anonymous


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