Lee, You can be so very proud of the exquisite care you have given your mom, seeing her through so many of life's storms with love and tenderness. She was blessed to have you! I know you will continue to share that special bond of love that not even death can break.
In my church's service are words reminding us that one day we shall know "the joy of our homecoming and the welcome of God's embrace." And so it is. Your mom is not gone...just gone on ahead; and yet, not far away at all.
Please know that you have the love and support of many friends who care about you and stand ready to walk with you on this difficult part of your journey! Thank you for letting Mom "adopt" us too!
Much love, my friend.