Loved? As In Past Tense?
Here’s a little pet peeve of mine: When someone says “I loved him/her” after someone has passed away. Loved? As in past tense?
But … why?
I understand that the individual they are speaking of is not here on this earth any longer, but to phrase it in such a way right after the person’s passing just seems cold to me.
For me, there is no “loved.” When I love a person, it is forever. Whether they are here on this earth or gone to be with our Heavenly Father above. I refuse to refer to it in the past tense because my love did not stop for this individual the day they passed away. When I love, it is for all eternity.
I have just been sitting here thinking about this again. It has bothered me in the past, but even more so now. One of my dear friends passed away in November. I still love her very much and always will. My sister passed away 13 years ago. I still love her, too, ’til the stars fall into the sea! My love is for all eternity.
While the person may pass away, love will live on in our hearts. There is no end to love that is true and real. It lives on.
That’s my two cents.