Originally posted on Why Jane?:
Found this comment on reddit years ago. I post it in most threads where I see someone has lost a loved one. Hope it helps you as much as it did me. If you have lost someone dear to you, I hope this is something that you can draw some comfort from.
“Alright, here goes. I’m old. What that means is that I’ve survived (so far) and a lot of people I’ve known and loved did not. I’ve lost friends, best friends, acquaintances, co-workers, grandparents, mom, relatives, teachers, mentors, students, neighbors, and a host of other folks. I have no children, and I can’t imagine the pain it must be to lose a child. But here’s my two cents.