The process is comprised of gains and losses. What God takes away, He in turn replaces sometimes in a different sort of way. Just because a friend was lost in the process doesn’t mean they were a loss to Him. Their worth is not somehow devalued because they no longer fit in our journey within. For who is truly righteous? For only He determines. Each person is His child. Who was lost is not His loss. For no man is better than the next man. We are all equal. What was removed, was moved possibly for only a season. He has reasons for each season. Each person has a purpose, even if that purpose was for a better you.