Grief has been a major part of my life as well. It has helped me have more compassion on others. I believe also in the Word of God which says that "weeping endures for a night, but joy comes in the morning" and again, "He counts my tears and puts them in His bottle" and again " we don't sorrow as those who have no hope". Jesus is "a man of suffering and acquainted with grief" and He also "is anointed with joy above His fellows". There is a time for everything. We comfort one another with the comfort with which we are comforted. Our sufferings give us empathy for one another and the love of Christ allows us to bear up with one another's burdens. May God be with you in all things.