Consider the love you have for someone and you will have a glimpse of the grief that shall be yours when they pass from this life for love and grief go together.
The grief you experience is a celebration of love for your loved one. You were blessed to know them and be a part of their life. You loved them and still do. Nothing has changed except that they are no longer physically here.
Yes, there is pain and hurt that accompanies your grief, but so to did pain and hurt accompany your love. We cannot have one without the other. So, smile through your tears because you know you wouldn’t have missed it for anything.