I lost my long term (15-1/2y) companion Sunday. She struggled with heart failure and finally lost the battle.

I am trying to cope but I am missing her more than I imagined I would. She was diagnosed 6 months ago and I have been her constant caretaker and cook for the last half year. I am thankful for the long life we shared even though my love for her makes my grief more profound.
I will be looking forward seeing you again when I cross that bridge soon.