Dearest Debi, and Mark. It is with sadness to see your mom's obituary and to have missed one more time of getting to see her again - except of course in Heaven! I've never forgotten the special delight of the time my husband Dan and I were invited out to your parents for dinner - it's been some time now - but to have felt so loved and cherished, and that they made the time to connect in a more intimate way than just saying hi at church; though always felt her love and your Dad's, whenever our paths crossed. They were such gifts and it was our honor and joy to have met them.
I pray you will experience the God of all Comfort comforting you now at this time in a deeper way than ever before, and sense His presence with you. Both my parents have passed now too - Dad less than 2 years ago, and Mom about 3 1/2 years earlier.
Much Love and Hugs to you both, and the rest of your family, and may you each experience the Lord holding you tight.