how do you a heal a broken heart,

Yesterday was one of the hardest days of my life to date.
I put my best friend to sleep.
My heart aches and I'm having a really hard time dealing with this sadness.
I know time heals. I know she's in a better place. I know this was the right thing to do.
This doesn't help the emptiness I feel inside.
She will be missed greatly and I can only hope that she's running through a sunny field, grinning from ear to ear surrounded by an endless supply of tennis balls and milkbones.
TootieCrystal aka Tootie aka Mama Bear. July 1996-April 2010.
Goodbye friend.