Tears happen. Endure, grieve and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

The intensive care waiting room is a different world.
No one is a stranger. They help one another.
They grieve with one another and shed tears of joy together. There is no distinction of race or class.
Vanity and pretense vanish.
Everything focuses on the next doctor’s report
or the next telephone call.
Here in this anxious stillness, it becomes clear that loving someone else is what life is all about. 
Mike Clark International Christian Chaplain IFCC 1045


In the places of desolation, we meet the presence of Divinity.

Ann Voskamp ~ A Holy Experience


If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hope.
~ St. Clement of Alexandria


There are times when silence has the loudest voice.
~ Leroy Brownlow


Taking care of terminally ill patients is a privilege and a gift
which teaches us not only about dying but about living
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


I wish you could convince yourself that GOD is often (in some sense) nearer to us, and more effectually present with us, in sickness than in health.

We ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed.
Brother Lawrence  1614-1691

Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection  
served as a lay brother in a Carmelite monastery in Paris


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched .
They must be felt with the heart.
~ Helen Keller


"Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning,
that without listening speaking no longer heals,
that without distance, closeness cannot cure."
Henri Nouwen 1932-1996


Your worst days are never so bad
that you're beyond the reach of God's grace.
 And your best days are never so good
that you are beyond the need for God's grace.
 Mike Clark International Christian Chaplain IFCC 1045


Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, "This is the real me," and when you have found that attitude, follow it. -- William James


Pillows can become mirages of heaven near the end of the day.  
~ Ann Voscamp


"Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning."
Psalm 30 verse 5


Death leaves a heartache
no one can heal;

Love leaves a memory
no one can steal.
~ author unkown