Wednesday, December 14, 2011


"The English language lacks the words to mourn an absence. For the loss of a parent, grandparent, spouse, child or friend, we have all manner of words and phrases, some helpful some not. Still we are conditioned to say something, even if it is only “I’m sorry for your loss.” But for an absence, for someone who was never there at all, we are wordless to capture that particular emptiness. For those who deeply want children and are denied them, those missing babies hover like silent ephemeral shadows over their lives. Who can describe the feel of a tiny hand that is never held?" -- Laura Bush


  1. This quote always gets me - and it is so heart-breakingly true.
    Thinking of you.

  2. This quote always gets me too (*hugs*), keeping you in my thoughts.

  3. I've never read this quote before, but it's perfect and to the point.