"...loss will change the constellation of our lives. That fact will not go away. But its edges will soften, and other events will come along to enrich our lives, so that this grief which seems as though it will forever be "front and center" slips into the background tapestry and our hearts are often and profoundly made glad once more."
Again, much thanks to Martha Whitmore Hickman (12/9/1925->1/17/2015) for these words of insight and encouragement.
Her book "Healing After Loss-Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief" has been a great resource and has done just that...It's been instrumental in helping me to heal after loss.
I've given copies to others who are trying to do the same.
I'm going to continue to do just that.