Teenah you are so understanding. Thanks for your thoughts and words.
Our Mother considered all of her children as works in progress, so she stayed with us for a long time, to show us the way.
My last viewing of Mom, I kissed her, told her I loved her, and looked at the 41 rose buds cradled in her arms from elbow to elbow, representing each member of our family and extended family. My last words to her were, "Girl you did good". The term Girl was strange for me to use, but I guess on another level, it was woman to woman, praise and approval.