My heart aches from the grief that you are feeling.
Knowing of God's embracing love for you, continue looking to him when " he will wipe out all tears from our eyes, death, pain, and suffering will be no more. " - Revelation 21:3,4
He says death is an " enemy that will be brought to nothing. " - 1 Corinthians 15:26
It comforts our hearts to know this pain will be a thing of the past and through Christ the resurrection of our loved ones.
We " do not sorrow just as the rest do who have no hope ! " 1 Thessalonians 4:13
love from a stranger,
Thanks for the comments made and for any that may follow. Although everyone already knows, i'd like to say my mother was very special and the most loving person I ever knew. She touched all who knew her, and I was always and forever will be proud to call her my mom. She constantly told me how much she loved me and how proud she was of me even though I know she was deserving of a much better son than I have been. I have never considered myself a lucky man, but I sure am lucky, grateful and blessed to have had her in my life. I will strive to continue living my life in a way to make her proud, all the while loving and missing her until the end. I thank God for my mother and the time he gave me with her. Hopefully I will be blessed again with seeing her once more someday.