Grief, unfortunately, is just a part of life. The loss we mourn is not always related to the death of someone we loved, but can be other things we have valued. It could be losing a job, a marriage or even an ideal. Learn what you can expect in these times, how to take care of yourself, your family and even your pet family as they grieve too.
And learn some ways you can celebrate their life and turn those tears into sweet memories. Being a Christian, it helps to know that the separation is temporary, but working through the different aspect and differing intensity of grief is really still a lifelong process.