My Dad passed in 1983, I was away from home in the forces, at the time the force rushed me to be with him. But I was moments to late. This was with me for a long time. A relative ( uncle on mother’s side), put my hand on my head “he is in here, your mind is to mixed up with grief to recognise his comments.” Then he put my hand on my heart and said “his love and his bond is held in here, and you will hear and feel him”,
It was at the birth of Katie, the graduation of Karl, and getting frustrated when changing nappies, they were the true moments. Its later, not now, your to raw.
Its during familiar moments my memory relates,
Another thing that Albert did was to sit me in a chair, and I had to relate a problem to Dad, Albert was Dad. Then I went as Dad with Albert as me, I had to reply as my father. Powerful and I have used the same technique for others including the Wife, daughters when our mothers passed.
May you find yourself, your deceased, and understand that they have not left you, just the body has gone.