Please accept my deepest condolences. May you find peace and solace in the coming days and months.
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.
As has been said by the others, you are never old enough to lose your mother. I've heard and read that hearing is the last sense to go, so your telling her how much she meant to you and how you loved her was heard. Although you didn't see her smile, she was smiling. Now she's smiling down on you hoping you won't hurt too much. We can't stop the pain of loss, but it gets just a bit easier over time. I never believed it would when I lost my Dad, but it's now four years and I feel it happening.
Hold on to those cherished memories and she'll always be with you. My deepest condolences, r8derfan.