Very sorry for the loss of your mom. My friend's mom died a few years ago. She was a wonderful woman, and like a best pal, or mother to me. I helped host the wake with all her friends and adopted children like me. For the occasion I found the following on line:
To Those I Love
If I should ever leave you whom I love
To go along the Silent Way, grieve not,
Nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk
of me as if I were beside you there.
(I'd come-I'd come, could I but find a way!
But would not tears and grief be barriers?)
And when you hear a song or see a bird I loved,
please do not let the thought of me be sad...
For I am loving you just as I always have...
You were so good to me!
There are so many things I wanted still to do—
so many things to say to you...
Remember that I did not fear—
It was just leaving you that was so hard to face...
We cannot see Beyond... But this I know:
I loved you so—'twas heaven here with you!
Isla Paschal Richardson
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air…” Ralph Waldo Emerson