I'm really sorry to hear this, tiger1.
18 months after losing my husband, I lost my sister. She was best friend and confidant.
It was grief on top of grief.
The passing of time does heal the wound your heart receives when a loved one is taken away, but a scar always remains.
I thought I was completely over the emotion of my husband gone, but even after 7 years I found myself in tears again just recently.
Jesus was/is my strength during the times I felt truly alone. The love of good friends was soothing for my soul, too,
and I'm eternally grateful for those who offered an ear to listen and a shoulder for me to cry on.
I pray that you will receive the same.
God's Peace be with you and may His Holy Spirit bring you comfort.