United in Courage & Grief
I saw a terrible
tragedy and yelled at God, "How could you let such a thing happen?
Why didn't you do something"
A little while later, God's answer came: 'I did do something. I made you.'"
On the day of the attack, we received an e-mail from someone searching the web for sympathy poems that could be used at a vigil she planned for that day. Christine found the poem I had written several years ago, "A Better Place" on our website and read this aloud as part of their remembrance. I felt honored that the poem written in a different context several years before would be one that would reach her heart, help her express what she was feeling and begin the healing process following this traged.
Blessings, Prayers, Lyrics, Poems & Quotes can be helpful to us during times of grief when we are searching to make sense of the insensible as a way of communicating our extreme grief, or understanding the grief of others. Over the last several weeks, we have watched, listened and read many poignant words--blessings & prayers, lyrics & songs--that have been helpful in the beginning of the healing process for this country and for the world.
The collection of healing words that I complied
became too long to include on just one page. What follows are links to
separate pages with a variety of blessings, prayers, lyrics, poems and
quotes about grief, loss and the grieving process which I hope will be
helpful in the healing process.
(Words on Grief)
It will take time and energy to be healed
from this most tragic community wound.
For the families of the victims there will be only grief and despair.
For us as a community there can be healing...
by helping those who suffer and are in pain.
|United in Courage and Grief
- Introduction Page
Why does my heart feel so bad?
What is Different about this Event?
The Importance of Telling the Story
Wake-up Call for the World
Health Concerns for Witnesses
|Blessings, Lyrics, Poems & Quotes
Remembering Our Children
Helping Children to Cope with Tragedy
Ways of Helping & Coping
Creatively Expressing Grief