I want to hold you and cry with you. When I was overwhelmed with sadness when my brother died, I thought I would never be able to smile again, to laugh again, to enjoy the warmth of the sun again! I don’t think I had ever felt grief like I felt that day in August, 2021. It took over a year before I could share a memory of him without an avalanche of tears. Now I am thankful that I shared 56 years with him. Everyone heals from such grief in his/her own way, but I don’t think you can just “get over” the emotional and mental part of grief—you learn to adjust to that part of life. Love you, hurt for you.