I think sorrow started hitting me as I started to come out of denial. I talked to my sister earlier and she said she is so sad hearing the news. She was here in March but did not make the attempt to visit her. I remember her mentioning to me that she would find time to visit her at her house.
My wife also started telling me how sad she is.
Departure is so hard. Separation is so hurtful. We are creatures meant to be connected, and once we did, and when it's broken, it's so unbearable.