“Tis better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all” Alfred, Lord Tennyson
I’ve prided myself for as long as I can remember on believing this quote to be true. But today, I must admit I struggle with this. If you hadn’t loved them so much, it wouldn’t hurt so bad when they’re gone.
I know that you don’t choose to love your family, so really there is no other option but to love them. Rather, I think it’s important to take a moment and appreciate the time whether it’s short or long that you did love them and they loved you back. Take what you’ve learned and hold tightly to that.
I feel very heart broken today, and don’t mean to write a sad post but my dear friend lost her mama yesterday and so while I was thinking about her, this quote and these thoughts came to my mind. I wish I could take away her pain of the loss, and I pray that she can think about the love they shared and know that she is a better person because of that.