One of my "sisters-in-arms" said this to me recently:
People would often say "time heals", however really it doesn't ... it's just the waves of sadness and grief become farther apart, and not as large, but they still come ... you just learn to ride those waves I guess.
I like this because it gives me hope. Hope that the tsunamis will turn into smaller waves. Hope that one day I will be able to listen to the sea again.