The tough thing about love is that the more we love the more vulnerable we are to losing the one we love. The deeper the relationship, the harder it is to lose it and the more it hurts. The pain is great, but I think it would have been worse never to have known Jeff and his love. I have been bereaved many times. Each loss struck my heart hard. Yet there would have been far less joy in my life now had I never been able to love the ones that I lost to death.