Grief is really an odd concept. It comes in waves. Some days are good and some days are just downright horrible. It is safe to say that where there was great love, there is great grief. I believe that as the quote says above, grief is the price of love.
I have known great grief during my 25 years on this earth. In fact, I have seen grief that many people twice my age haven’t seen. People ask me why I am still grieving over the loss of my parents. I think some even wonder why I am not healed over losing my father yet. Answer: It’s the price of love. I loved my parents more than any other person on this earth. When they died, a piece of my heart died. My world stopped in the blink of an eye. The sadness of any other life event is non-comparable to that of the wailing sadness of the death of a loved one.
It is okay for us to grieve and need time to cope. It’s okay for us to need more time to deal with our grief. Because you know what? The more time we need just shows how much we loved.