A life-changing moment can happen at any time.
Sometimes there is nothing that you can do to prepare for it.
At other times you are given a period to digest and understand what is happening and why.
In either case, there is a grieving period, a time of a new reality.
A time of a new acceptance, a time to reflect on what just happened and a time in which one will ask what happens next.
These moments will happen, you can not avoid them, they are part of life.
How you deal with these moments will be unique and individual.
Different than your family, different than your friends.
Maybe you will react differently than how you expected yourself to.
All of this is okay, as each of you can only react to a moment as you know how, based on the emotions, the level of acceptance and the personal strength you have at that moment.
There is no rule of how you should react.
There is no rule for how long a mourning period should take.
There is no rule or timeframe on your process.
You are ready when you are ready, it is that simple.