I've learned that good-byes will always hurt, pictures will never replace having been there, memories good and bad will bring tears, and words can never replace feelings.~anonymous~
How often have we said,"I know how you feel."
We can only imagine the pain or joy of that person, but can we ever truly feel the agony of their sorrow or the triumph of their joy.
We must give that person time to heal without judgement and instant acknowledgment to celebrate their joy. Respect and support, two words I really like and will try always to be mindful!