I just want to say that my heart goes out to my friend, Crystal, who recently lost her husband, Mark, after a long illness. After losing a beloved spouse, you never want anybody to go through the pain that you’re experiencing. Especially a friend.
In reality, just about half of happily married people will face losing their spouses. There are a few who will die together, but typically somebody will go before the other. It’s a fact of life. It’s just the way death is.
If you believe in Heaven then it is worse to be the one left behind. The person who left is “in a better place.” But, I also struggle with what better place is there for a wonderful father than to be with his son and wife.
Most people don’t lose their dearly loved spouses when they are in their 20s, 30s, or 40s. It is a different experience to have a life stolen versus a long and complete life.
Grief is an experience personal to each and every person who experiences it. I wish my friends, family, and myself didn’t have to battle grief.
My heart also goes out to my friend Mary Beth and her husband Colin. Two years and a few days ago, they lost their son, Tracy. I don’t even want to comprehend the pain of losing a young child who had his whole life ahead of him.
Sometimes life just doesn’t seem fair… my heart goes out…