June 18, 2007 4:15am CST
Loss is an inescapable part of life. No matter how aware we are of life's cycle, loosing someone dear to our hearts is probably one of the most painful event we could ever be into. Death is not like breaking up with someone or cursing not to ever talk to a person ever again. Despite our desire to just keep the friendship between a loved one or even just to hear their voice or take a glance at their cheerful or annoying faces...all that's left for us are memories they once shared with us. Forever goodbye...painful yet true. We might not be able to share the best memories if we dont start cherishing our time with them now. The fact is, having some advance notice about death can just be as difficult as having it happen without a warning. The forever goodbye that comes when someone we love is dying is probably the toughest ones we'll ever say. But not saying goodbye can be even more painful in the long run. No matter how much it hurts, or how much we cry, saying goodbye gives us the kind of ending we can hold inside our hearts whenever we think of the person we lost. Even in cases when the person we love can't hear us, atleast we know we said our farewells.