A recent, unexpected loss still weighs heavily for many of us.
We'll never totally heal. We'll always deal with emotions over losing someone vital and special.
That's how it goes. Loss doesn't necessarily become easier, whether it's a co-worker or family member. When we lose someone we care about, we lose part of ourselves, and we spend the rest of our lives dealing with it. I'm not sure how we continue, but that's what we need to do each time it happens.