You never plan on loss. Its not ever “Plan A”, never the thing you hope for, not a part of the dreaming and scheming phase. It is always unexpected, unforeseen, shocking.
Yet, loss is a part of life. It is in the everyday, the mundane, and once it has happened–never forgotten, never swept under the rug.
Can you have Joy without Sadness? Hope with out Loss? They seem to go hand in hand. Two sides of the coin.
It does seem that we of the human race are very poor at dealing with Loss; we avoid talking about it and we never really know what to say to someone dealing with it, even when we’ve experienced it ourselves.
Ah, but Grace.