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Sudden Loss of Daughter Quotes

Sudden loss of daughter quotes are powerful reminders this tragedy is not exclusive to us.

Rather, so many bereaved parents share your pain.

For those times when you can’t see a way forward, here are some quotes to guide the way.

Quotes about the Sudden Loss of an Infant Daughter 

Undoubtedly, the loss of an infant daughter is a profound source of grief for any parent. As a result, these quotes are for bereaved parents who feel alone in their sorrow:

“This child was hers; she had borne it. Why could she not watch the miracle of its growth? Why could she not hold the clinging hands, guide the stumbling feet, feed the eager little mouth, wipe away the tears which must come sometimes if the eyes were so much like her own? She asked these questions fiercely, rebelliously.” – Maud Hart Lovelace, The Charming Sally

“At sunset the little soul that had come with the dawning went away, leaving heartbreak behind it.”—L.M. Montgomery, Anne’s House of Dreams

Peace After The Loss of a Daughter Quotes

As incredible as it sounds, the terrible pain you feel over the sudden loss of a daughter will ease. As a support group for bereaved parents, we are dedicated to bring you comfort and help you heal from this awful tragedy. To that end, here are some quotes to help you move from the darkness that threatens to overtake you:

“With tears, and prayers, and tender hands, mother and sisters made her ready for the long sleep that pain would never mar again—seeing with grateful eyes the beautiful serenity that soon replaced the pathetic patience that had wrung their heart so long, and feeling with reverent joy, that to their darling death was a benignant angel—not a phantom full of dread.”—Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

“‘Of course,’ said Tacy, ‘you know that Bee has only gone to Heaven.’
‘Oh, of course,’ said Betsy.
But Tacy’s lip was shaking. That made Betsy feel queer. So she said quickly, ‘Heaven’s awful nice.’
‘Is it?’ asked Tacy, looking toward her. Her eyes were big and full of trouble.
‘’Yes,’ said Betsy. ‘It’s like the sunrise. In fact,’ she added, ‘that’s it. We can’t see it during the day, but early in the morning they let us have a peek.’
‘It’s pretty,’ said Tacy, staring.”—Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy

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Quotes About The Aftermath of the Sudden Loss of a Daughter

After the initial shock of mourning the sudden loss of your daughter, grief can take different forms. Here are some quotes about the different stages of grief you may experience:

“I can now afford to think about her. I no longer cry when I hear her name. I no longer imagine the transporter being called to take her to the morgue after we left the ICU. Yet I still need her with me.”

—Joan Didion, Blue Nights

“Murder: The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines it as ‘the unlawful killing of one human being by another, especially with malice aforethought.’ The mother of a murdered child has a different definition: ‘The blackest hell accompanied by a pain so intense that even breathing becomes an unendurable labor.’ I know; I am the mother of a murdered child.”

—Deborah Spungen, And I Don’t Want to Live This Life: A Mother’s Story of Her Daughter’s Murder

Quotes about the Legacy of a Lost Daughter

Undoubtedly, the memory of your daughter remains with you forever. At first, these remembrances may bring pain. Eventually, though, the thought of your lost daughter can uplift and sustain you, and even bring you joy. Here are some quotes about the legacy of your lost daughter that may comfort you:

“Cissy dead—Cissy dead,” her father said vacantly. ‘I didn’t think it would have come so soon. Dead. She used to run down the lane to meet me with a little white rose stuck in her hair. Cissy used to be a pretty little girl. And a good girl.’

‘She has always been a good little girl,’ said Valancy.”.—L.M. Montgomery, The Blue Castle

“I will never forget the moment your heart stopped beating and mine kept beating.”

—Angela Miller

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Solace for the Sudden Loss of a Daughter Quote


So many bereaved parents encounter well-meaning people that say hurtful things in an attempt to provide comfort. With that in mind, here is a quote that can put situations like that in perspective after the sudden loss of a daughter:

“‘As for God, I frankly admit that I find it easier to live with the age-old questions about suffering than with many of the easy or pious explanations offered from time to time. Some of which seem to verge on blasphemy. I hope so much that no one has sought to try and comfort you by saying that God must have needed Francesca more than you. I would find it impossible to worship a God who deliberately stole my child for me. Such a God would be a moral monster.’

Oscar was astounded. ‘Is that,’ he asked at last, ‘what you really believe?’

Peter nodded. ‘It is what I truly believe. Thirty years in the ministry has taught me that the one thing we should never say when a young person dies is ‘It is the will of God.’ We simply don’t know enough to say that. I am in fact convinced that when Francesca died in that terrible accident, God’s heart was the first to break.’’

—Rosamund Pilcher, Winter Solstice

Disbelief over the Sudden Loss of Daughter Quotes

It is so difficult to come to terms with the sudden loss of a daughter. The empty space that is created is often hard to bear. As bereaved parents ourselves, we understand what it is like to see that empty place at the dinner table or a closed bedroom door. As a result, we have a quote about the disbelief you may feel.

“Even this morning when she had sat or knelt in St. Mary’s Church with her family, she’d say to herself,

“This is Rosellen’s funeral.”

Even there in church she couldn’t believe it, except for the jolting reminders, as when she had looked ahead to see the two Kern boys—and no Rosellen beside them to shake her head or reach out to quiet their squirming and whispering.

They hadn’t squirmed or whispered this morning. She heard ‘Rest in peace,’ and thought, they’re saying it about Rosellen. But Rosellen never wanted to rest in peace.

She wanted to be in the thick of things…”

—Lenora Mattlngly Weber, A Bright Star Falls

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If You Experience the Loss of a Daughter…

Please know you are not alone. As a matter of fact, Ian’s Place is here for bereaved parents who seek a safe space to grieve in a Christian environment. By all means, reach out today for support.

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