I was reading a post on Facebook the other day written by a friend whose husband had died from cancer awhile back. I started to comment that she misses him as much as she does because she loved him so much. As soon as my fingers typed the the word "loved" my mind said, "No, that's not right." Love should not be written in the past tense. She didn't stop loving him the day he slipped from her arms into the spirit world. Even after his passing, her love for him lives on. She will always love him, and he - though now spirit rather than flesh - will continue to love and be near to her. According to my beliefs, they will meet up again when she too leaves this world... a joyous reunion of not just them, but of many souls they have interacted with in their lifetimes. Love is not something temporal, marked by periods of time spent together on this earth... real love is everlasting.