Loss is a part of growing up.
We lose contact with our best friend from 1st grade,
our family pet of 13 years passes,
and it is so very rare that you end up with your first crush.
It teaches us how to grow.
It shows us that every day means something
and that nothing can last forever.
Loss is a learning tool and a stepping stone.
We learn to smile for all of the good memories.
As we move on from the pain we open our hearts to love again.
There will never be a replacement for a loved one lost.
But a new door will open to a new relationship
and with that a new lessen and a full heart.