The great thing about animals is that they don't worry about mortality. They live every day as it comes, (not like us 'uprights'.)
The great thing about parents is that they don't want us to worry about them whatever happens.
Give it a year or two and you'll only only remember the good times. Trust me, I'm a lunatic.
Ian, Marlene & Annie.
P.S. Plant some 'Forget me Nots', it worked for us...