Friday, October 12, 2012

Blogspiration 21: Grief

Blogspiration is a weekly meme hosted by GrowingUp YA & Saz101. The meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers & writers alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video is posted weekly, on the day of the author’s choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation & just a little SOMETHING.
Blogspiration is normally meant for my Sundays, but sometimes circumstances compel you to do things sooner.  I know I did a serious post last week, and it's going to be another serious one this week.  That's just the way it is.

My good friend Chelsea Kelly is going through a tough time right now.  I remember when she called me to share the happy news that she was pregnant with her second child.  She sounded so excited to welcome a new addition to their little family.  

There can't be a better mother out there in this world than she is.  She's such a nurturing person, and she always has been.  Now she's left to cope with the awful reality she hoped would never come to be: she lost her baby.

I've never been the best at saying the right thing at times like this.  I know words alone can't make the pain go away.  I won't say that everything happens for a reason, because I know how little that actually helps when you're coping with loss.

Instead, I'll share these wise words.

Backgroun Image courtesy of nuttakit @
These words can't take the pain away, or make any sense of the tragic things that happen, but they can at least give the pain itself some meaning.  We hurt because we love.  And that love is too precious to sacrifice in the hope of avoiding pain. Without it, life wouldn't be worth much of anything.  Grief is a symptom of our humanity.  It may come because we love, but that love is what will also get us through.

If you have any words to share, you can find Chelsea on her blog Sailing the Kiddie Pool.  I know she can use all the support she can get right now.


  1. That's a great quote, and so true. If we didn't have grief I think we'd be a lot less human.

  2. Good quote. If we aren't willing to risk the lows we'll never experience the highs of life.

  3. A wonderful quote. My sympathies to your friend.

  4. I'm sorry about your friend - that is a tough, tough situation and very sad. That is a good quote. You mourn because we love and without love, we have nothing.

  5. I just awarded you the Liebster award.

    Have fun with it!

    1. Thank you! I'll post about it sometime in the next couple of days.

  6. Wise words. My friend has gone through similar struggles. It is so tough - I'll keep your friend in my prayers.

  7. My thoughts go out to your friend, LG. I completely agree with you! There's not much you can say but that quote DOES give pain meaning. Quite simply and beautifully.

  8. Thank you Laura. Your friendship has meant so much over these years. It's a great quote, too. Very very true.

  9. This is such a fantastic and moving post- the quote is very uplifting and I really agree with Laura above. We would be a lot less human if we didn't have grief.