I have known four people who were murdered, three suicides, and several people who died in auto accidents. Death is a natural part of life, but it is hard to describe the hurt of having someone ripped away from life so suddenly.

Everyone handles grief differently. I concentrated on what would the lost loved one say to me if they could speak to me. Would they say I was honoring their memory? Would they want me to wallow in despair or live my life to the fullest?

A young person believes that the individual they fall in love with is the one and only great love of their life. In reality there are many people that could be anyone's "soul mate" if given the chance. It is time spent and experience shared that creates love.