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Graveside service for a stillborn.

What do you say at the grave of a stillborn baby? A person who was moving in the womb and then wasn’t. A person who was part of a story that parents were writing and dreaming and decorating for, and then that story stopped.

I’m not sure what you should say. But I thought it might be helpful to tell you what I said once.

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Honest funeral messages.

A funeral message is a place for respect and for integrity. It’s a place to acknowledge a person’s actual humanness and God’s actual grace. With a heart toward the healing of the family and friends, we can gently describe what we know.

Elliot’s daughter found a little peace in the honest description of the dad who abandoned her and the Father who didn’t.