By Jounghun Kim |Staff Writer|
Not everyone is happy with love because of heartbreaking experiences in their lives, but as time goes by the painful experience becomes a memory.
Student Natalie Hwang experienced immense heartbreak when her best friend Kyle Lee’s mother passed away.
She was devastated when she got the call from Lee.
“I cried a lot because he was my best friend and I was also very close to his mother. My mother and his mother are the same age and it was hard to accept she passed away at such a young age. I was scared that it could happen to my mother too, so I was very upset at the thought,” said Hwang.
Lee’s mother was diagnosed with cancer and the doctor said her physical health was improving drastically and there was hope for permanent relief.
Unfortunately, when they least expected, she died of a Dyspnea, which is a shortness of breath due to cancer.
Lee said, “The Lord loves my mom too much and I think that is why he had taken my mom so early.”
It was a shocking comment to Hwang.
She is a Christian like him, but she said that if she was in his shoes, she would not even think about the situation like that because she would be extremely sad.
Hwang and her other friends were strongly inspired by his words.
Hwang was in America at that time, so she was unable to visit him and comfort him, but Lee and his mother were always in her prayers.
After that accident, she feared many things.“What if my mom passes away when she is still very young? What would I do when my parents die? When I think of this scenario, will I think rationally?” said Hwang.
“The word ‘Love’ itself exists wherever, however, whoever, and whatever. Life and death is not my choice. I will live with gratitude and keep this thankful mind so that no matter what happens to me, good or bad I will stay positive,” concluded Hwang.
She thinks the most important kind of love is the love between family members.
Hwang mentions that February is the month of love and there are many kinds of love. This month she wants to share the love with her surroundings such as family and friends.
“We all experience that we do not expect, but that is life,” said Hwang.
Hwang’s heartbreak is getting better by spending long hours at work, on her studies and exercise.
She also finds comfort by spending time with her friends. It really helps her keep her mind off of painful memories.
Just like Hwang’s experience, the passing of a loved one can be difficult if not impossible to recover from, but there are things in life that you cannot control.
Finding inner peace within you is recommended towards a healthier outlook on life.
Take care of yourself emotionally, mentally and physically by tackling tasks that you would love doing such as painting, writing, exercising, among other activities that help you release and escape from the unbearable pain.
Keep in mind that nothing lasts forever, good or bad. Time always heals the broken soul.