10 Stillbirth Quotes to Help you Cope

These are some of my favorite stillbirth quotes that helped along our journey. My hope is they can bring you some peace if you have lost your baby.
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Today marks ten years. Ten years since our second son went to be with God when he was a perfect, beautiful, full term little boy. Each year on his Angelversary, I try to do one thing that can help other people who have lost their child and this year I found myself looking at stillbirth quotes as I reflected. It seemed only natural to share them with you.

This year of being a mom who lost her son to a stillbirth is filled with a mix of emotions because in many ways just getting here seemed impossible; I remember sitting in our Midwest basement in the dark the day we came home without our son.

Wondering.

Hoping.

That I would make it to this point. That I would really “survive” a stillbirth and be happy.

These are some of my favorite stillbirth quotes that helped along our journey. My hope is they can bring you some peace if you have lost your baby.

I am happy – truly happy.  And I can only hope that our son’s life and these stillbirth quotes can offer hope if someone reads this that has lost their child.

 

These are some of my favorite stillbirth quotes that helped along our journey. My hope is they can bring you some peace if you have lost your baby.

These are some of my favorite stillbirth quotes that helped along our journey. My hope is they can bring you some peace if you have lost your baby.

My husband and I are very strong people – both individually and as a couple. But losing a baby, well, it truly does break your heart. I so desperately wanted someone to hold my hand and just tell me I was going to be okay. We were going to be okay.

I didn’t know what ‘okay’ even looked like.  I just knew I wanted hope that we would get there.

These are some of my favorite stillbirth quotes that helped along our journey. My hope is they can bring you some peace if you have lost your baby.

That hollow feeling slowly filled, but when I felt like I had no tears left, I just closed my eyes and pictured holding him.

One of my deepest fears was that I would forget what he felt like.  Because if that happened, I had nothing else.  Ten years later, I can still close my eyes and feel his thick hair (just like his Daddy’s) between my fingers.  I can feel his hand in mine.

I love knowing no one can take that away from me.

These are some of my favorite stillbirth quotes that helped along our journey. My hope is they can bring you some peace if you have lost your baby.

My mom bought this for us and we keep it on our mantle; it so perfectly says what I still long to be able to do.  Sometimes I even talk to God and tell him I will not be greedy.  I don’t need to bring him home; just a minute with him would fill my heart.  To see his smile, see the beautiful ten year old boy he has grown to be, that would be enough.

These are some of my favorite stillbirth quotes that helped along our journey. My hope is they can bring you some peace if you have lost your baby.

When I talk with others who have lost a baby to a miscarriage or stillbirth, they totally get this. I remember the day this happened to me so clearly. I left our home alone for the first time since I had given birth to Jax. That alone was scary enough.

I walked into Kohl’s during the bitter cold winter to get a pair of sweatpants. I got about fifteen feet into the store and saw what I then considered to be the most negligent father ever. He was ready to head outside with his newborn daughter in a carrier. No blanket. No socks. No warmth.

And I went in to a dressing room and cried. An angry cry. One that questioned why that dad got to have his baby and we didn’t.

Sometimes that is still hard to come to terms with. Even ten years later.

These are some of my favorite stillbirth quotes that helped along our journey. My hope is they can bring you some peace if you have lost your baby.

One of the ways we turned our loss into a positive is by thanking our little Angel for his watchful eye. Our entire family believes in Angels and that is such a gift. When we are blessed, we all say a thank you to our sweet Jaxon.

These are some of my favorite stillbirth quotes that helped along our journey. My hope is they can bring you some peace if you have lost your baby.

We were completely unprepared for losing our son. We had our suitcases packed and truly thought we were bringing him home that day. In our young naïve state we never imagined we could be part of the 1% of people who lose a child to a stillbirth.

These are some of my favorite stillbirth quotes that helped along our journey. My hope is they can bring you some peace if you have lost your baby.

Losing a baby was hard for the people around us, too. No one really knows what to say. When we ran into friends and acquaintances that we didn’t see that often they naturally assumed he was just at home or with someone else.

And then we’d have to tell them he died. Most people would not know what to say and by no fault of their own would say something that would hurt me to my core. This was one of them.

If you have a friend or family member who lost their baby these are things to never say to them.

These are some of my favorite stillbirth quotes that helped along our journey. My hope is they can bring you some peace if you have lost your baby.

Husbands grieve too so make sure they get what they need to cope; it may be very different than what a mother needs.

When we found out Jaxon had passed away we had our oldest son at the hospital with us. Again, we were thinking he was going to welcome his younger brother into the world that day. While my husband took Cal to be with a friend so we could go into delivery a wonderful hospital staff member kept pacing around me.

I don’t do well with beating around the bush and I could tell she had something to say to me. But she also knew that our life had been turned upside down less than an hour ago. So I just told her to tell me whatever it was she had to say.

She told me that not our marriage had less than a 50% chance of surviving.

Men grieve so differently than women and losing a child tests those waters at the deepest level. Most couples struggle to support each other because they are in their own dark misery.

It was the best thing she could have told me because both my husband and I were even more attentive to each other and our own healing. We would NOT let the baby we loved so deeply become a source of negativity in our lives.

These are some of my favorite stillbirth quotes that helped along our journey. My hope is they can bring you some peace if you have lost your baby.

If you have found this post with my favorite stillbirth quotes and have lost a baby, my hope is that in sharing our story and these stillbirth quotes you know you are not alone. While we are ‘only’ part of a 1% group, that 1% is filled with way too many people. Once I started talking about our loss, I was shocked to hear how many parents had lost their babies, too.

These are some of my favorite stillbirth quotes that helped along our journey. My hope is they can bring you some peace if you have lost your baby.

Why I Shared these Stillbirth Quotes

This year as our boy celebrates his 10th birthday in Heaven I hold true to the belief that we all have to find the positive. In each journey of loss, there is a positive. We were so grateful to have Calvin to come home to instead of an empty home. And to be blessed with the opportunity to have another baby is something not all people get.

For that I am thankful. For that I am so very happy.

Happy birthday, Jaxon. We love you so very much…

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11 COMMENTS

  1. What beautiful quotes. I think they will help a lot of people who might be going through the same thing. And, what a special way to honor Jaxon. 🙂

  2. Still the most heart wrenching time in my life…my daughter and her husband having to experience this horrendous sadness! I felt so helpless…didn’t know what to say to make it all better for “my little girl “. Not knowing if she wanted a hug…to talk..what??? I am grateful to them for giving family time to say our good byes to this perfect little boy! He is never out of our hearts and minds…whether he turns 10..20! We will meet again in heaven sweet Jax!

  3. I just lost my sweet son, less than 2 weeks ago at 28 weeks, I am beyond heartbroken and sometimes I feel so desperately sad that I don’t know what to do with myself. I just wanted to thank-you for sharing your story, like you said when you start talking about it, there are many hurting mothers who have been through this. I find comfort in your quotes and your quote ” I am happy..truly happy”….I am beginning to feel a little more hopeful about my future without our dear sweet Nash, and your story has added to that, thank-you!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing your story. My husband and I just delivered our baby boy Ryker 2 days ago. We went in for a normal appointment and was told our little boy did not have a heart beat. I am so thankful that I got to see him and hold his tiny little body. I miss him so much. We had so many hopes and dreams for him. He has 2 big sisters, Ryleigh-10 and Reese-7. They were so excited and were actually at this appointment with us when we received the devastating news. I have already seen little blessings that God has given throughout the last couple of days and it helps…..although I still just don’t understand and I know I may never understand. What helps me the most is knowing that my baby boy is being held by Jesus and I will get to see him one day and hold him and kiss him and tell him how much I love him. I pray that one day my story can help someone just as your story has helped me.
    Juleigh

    • Juleigh,
      I struggle to find the words to convey what is in my heart. I am so very sorry. For you. For your husband. For your children. For your Angel. And yes you are so true… There is so much comfort in knowing they are in Heaven in God’s arms.

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