No matter how long our loved ones are with us, death always brings pain and sorrow. The Bible calls death an enemy that Almighty God will soon eliminate, 1 Corinthians 15:26. Until then, hold onto your precious memories and lean on family and friends for comfort. Also lean on God, for he gives us 'everlasting comfort and good hope' to cope in the days ahead, 2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17 and John 5:21. My deepest sympathy.