I've been lucky that not many of my friends have passed away. The first really was Stephanie, and I decided to honor her memory with a wiki page... a chance to go through all the photos of her and I and try to smile, even in a very sad moment. Death is... sadly... just a part of life. Well the end of life. Inevitable.
We all grieve differently, but thank gosh we do have photos and text messages that we can go to look at. This is the stuff that helps me cry. To cry and then to smile and realize that even if someone's life ended.... I was probably friends with them for good reason. I am grateful I got to know them.