“‘Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.” — Alfred Lord Tennyson
In a work-related accident, a 27-year-old man from our church died Friday. I didn’t really know him but he was part of the praise team so I knew who he was. It’s sad when anyone dies, but when one dies so young — and so close to my own age — it just breaks my heart. As a parent, I feel for his mother. What a tragedy to lose your child. But as a girl who remembers what it’s like to fall in love and how lost in love you become as you plan your wedding and your life together, I am most sorrowful for his fiancee. Is it better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all? I don’t know. Either way is painful, I’m sure.