Grieving is one of the greatest pains in this life, if not the greatest. That final earthly goodbye is beyond words to describe and it lasts for our lifetime. As the days and months, then years go by, the pain of grieving will lessen. You will learn to smile through your tears. The tears will be fewer with more time between, but there will also be times when you will cry as if saying goodbye was only yesterday.
Embrace the pain of grieving for it is the depth of your love crying out. Hold on to your memories for through them you are not separated from your loved one. Know that without love, there is no pain and without pain, there is no love.