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Love is lots and lots and lots of beautiful and unforgettable memories that never dies!

An old man is walking in the cemetery towards a certain gravestone.

He is carrying flowers in his hand.

His face is somber, grieving and absolutely sad.

He looks and walks like life has defeated him.

He is going to put flowers on his wife’s gravestone who has passed away few days ago.

As he is nearing the headstone, he observed through his subdued state a young woman kneeling on a tombstone that is near to where his wife was buried.

He stops.

There is something about the young woman that is hard to explain.

He really looks at her. Even though she is kneeling, she looks serene.

Her face is compelling to look at.

She looks peaceful.

How is that possible?

The old man doubting where he is looks around.

May be he has lost his mind in his old age through his grief.

But- Yes he is in a cemetery.

He looks again at the woman who seems to be in her own world.

She looks sad, very sad.

At the same time there is some sort of serenity in her that death of a loved one has not taken away from her.

As anyone who looks at this woman, no one would believe that she is in a cemetery by looking at the expression on her face.

Can anyone see both grief and smile at the same time on a person who has lost a loved one?

That is what this old man sees on the face of the young woman.

He approaches her and asks her how she appears to be both grieving and at the same time has priceless serenity on her face.

The young woman looks up from the stone she was kneeling and answered this old man:

“Have you ever have to decide between two impossible emotions?

One is love and the other is loss. I love my mother and she just died.

Because of the love my mother and I shared, love is winning the loss.

Love is weighing more on my heart than the loss in my heart.

I see that my love for my mother is more important and enduring than the loss of her.

I have so many memories with my mother that even death cannot take away from me. If God could ask me how many years do you want for your mother? I would say forever.

Any day for my mother’s death is too soon.

But death has taken away my mom.

It is always too soon for the death of a loved one.

But I have so much memories with my mom that surpasses the pain of losing her.

I have wonderful memories. The laugh, the love and the memories that we have shared throughout the years. I have these with me now and forever.

That is why in addition to my grief, I am at peace with the loss of my mother.

I am remembering my mother through my memories.

I am having conversations with my mother through my memories. I am having a laugh with my mother through my memories. I am eating my favorite food with my mom in my memories.

I am kissing my mother in my memories. My mom is holding me in her amazing love in my memories. I am with my mother in my memories.

Woe to them who have no memories.

Woe to them who have not shared their feelings and emotions in this very short life?

Woe to them who have not told their loved one how much they love them in their everyday life.

Woe to them who have taken love for granted.

Woe to them who have not made a connection with a loved one that no knife on the world can cut?

Woe to them who have no endless memories to fall back to?

I have endless memories that never dies.

That is the love between my mother and me. I have my mother with me in my memories.”

That is love!

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