“Something beautiful remains…”

by Kathy on November 5, 2012 · 4 comments

in Bereavement, Blessed, Ectopic, Family, Friends, Grief, Healing, Inspiration, Journey, Life, Loss, Memories, Milestones, Molly, Pregnancy Loss, Quotes, Siblings, Time

A friend who lost one of her twins one year ago today (the day after she was born) introduced me to this awesome quote about loss and what remains:

“The tide recedes but leaves behind bright seashells on the sand,
The sun goes down, but gentle warmth still lingers on the land,
The music stops, and yet it echoes on in sweet refrains…
For every joy that passes, something beautiful remains.”

~ Hardin Marshall

Sending peace, love, light, thoughts and prayers to my friends and their son (the day after his first birthday) as they honor the life and memory of their daughter/his sister.

Also remembering our third angel baby this week, as yesterday was the seventh anniversary of our loss/the day that our interstitial ectopic pregnancy was removed. Our baby was due on June 18, 2006 (Father’s Day that year) and was our third loss in less than a year.

It’s surreal to think about what has happened since in our life and with our family. We feel very blessed for all that remains, as well as for all that we have learned from having Molly and Babies Benson in our lives.

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1 Mud Hut Mama November 6, 2012 at 5:50 am

Thinking of you and your friends Kathy – that is a really beautiful quote.


2 Lori Lavender Luz November 6, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I love how you encompass the light and the loss, the bereavement and the blessings.

Warm thoughts to you today, and to your friends who are remembering.
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3 RoseAnn November 7, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Your blog is so often a perfectly-timed source of touching words!

One of my high school classmates recently lost her 19-y.o. daughter in a traffic accident. I am not only going to pass this on to her but also write it down for my files when I’m struggling in the future for some comforting words to offer someone.


4 Jennie December 27, 2014 at 10:35 am

Are you certain you have the right author for- the tide recedes?
Martha Vashti Pearson was credited as being the author and it is in her published book of poems-


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