The pain of loss

To the Editor,

Have you ever been in a situation where someone close to you has died? A friend, a neighbor, a family member, a co-worker, or just a mere acquaintance, or a cousin, grandparent, an aunt or an uncle. It comes sudden, without warning.

And it is usually when you least expect it.

Death has no warning. Death has its own timeline. We can’t control our time here on earth.

But when death comes to someone that you are close to, it is like a shellshock. It stuns you. It shocks you. It nauseates you. It makes you angry. It makes you break down and cry.

If you haven’t been through the loss of someone, it is agonizing. I’ve been through it. It is a feeling of helplessness. You are numb all over. You ask why did this have to happen? Why wasn’t there more time to live?

Then after you try to compose yourself, you think of all of the happier times. The parties, movies, vacations, sports events, and family gatherings. And who could not forget the pictures and videos? The memories are priceless.

We look for answers. But we still ask why. We say to ourselves that it wasn’t their time. But…those who have left us, their time now is with God. There is no more pain and suffering. There is no more worrying. And those who have left us, are now part of a peaceful family.

Kevin Neverly



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