Your parent has died. What a monumental page in life.
Whether you had a good, bad or indifferent relationship with the parent who died, your feelings for him or her were probably quite strong. Most of us innately love our parents deeply. Most parents share with their children the most unconditional love that imperfect human beings can summon.
So now what? We are now faced with the difficult, but necessary, need to mourn the loss of this significant person and to sort through thoughts and feelings about the death. It is an essential part of healing.