on March 19th, 2013 at 05:55 pm
Ah, thanks for making that post and making that distinction. I've found myself thinking "That girl had her whole life ahead of her too, and no one is lamenting that!"
But what I really meant was, "That girl could have had a life where she didn't have to deal with the aftermath of having experienced such a traumatic thing". You're right, it's not the end of someone's life (which I should know myself by now). I'll definitely stop and think next time and see if what I'm saying is actually the same as what I'm trying to say...