*Dedicated to my former friends Tommy & Melody
To love and lose is one of the biggest tragedies in life, yet one fails to see the blessing in the loss. We lose for many reasons – a death, a divorce, a broken friendship and the end of a relationship. In that moment, we feel our life has come to an end or an awkward state. How are we to go on; and who can I call friend now, etc? A piece of your soul, a piece of your life is missing and possibly leaving an empty hole in your heart and the norms are out of balance.
The question of “why me” repeats in your mind but as the beauty of time progresses and realization that it’s not all about us, we see the answer. Loss makes us and those around us stronger and wiser. A loss helps us all to appreciate even the smallest, insignificant things in life. Our hearts become softer and full of even more love than we had to begin with. A loss helps us to see that we can’t do it alone, that we need faith and hope to get us through. We reach out and learn the mercy and grace of God.
When the grieving and the healing have taken their course, we are renewed, ready to begin a new chapter in our lives with a whole new outlook and attitude. Only then are we able to appreciate the lesson learned through that loss. One never forgets those we lost, but we do learn to let go.
We learn to keep living even though we don’t want to. We learn to treasure each moment and each person. In turn, losses make our lives a lot richer.
To love and lose is a tragedy, but it’s not the end of our lives. It’s part of our journey.
Credit: Yanira C.
Job 19:14 “My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.”
Job 42:10 “And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.”
Prov 17:17 “A friend loveth at all times, ….”
Prov 18:24 “A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”
Mt 8:22 “But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.”
Lk 9:60 “Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.”