The Official Writing Challenge
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You've done a terrific job pulling the reader into the deep emotion of the story. I feel your pain of loss, conflicting with the joy of Heaven's perfect place for our Mom's when the journey's done. Only focusing on how lovely the days are now for my parents can I be happy for them. You've written a piece that will touch many of us today. Thanks for sharing!
I visualize your title in bold print on a month of May women's magazine. As I sit in the waiting room of a doctor's office, it catches my eye. Passing time, I might read and remember my own Mom.Little would I as a casual reader know the love and loss lingering on the page.

Wing His Words
Awesome, and how it touches my heart. Every Mother's Day I whisper to my own mother, "Happy Mother's Day, Mama."

This is a lovely and well written tribute to your mother. I felt the emotion as I read. You always write the ones I will remember.

To be able to put your heart on the page so others can experience what you're feeling is the sign of a great writer.

I still have my mother so my heart goes out to you.

Your writing moved my heart and I'm going to be even more attentive to my 73 year old. I'm going to call her today and say Happy Mother's Day.

Your mother is gone, but she's still impacting lives through you. Thanks for sharing.

Keep writing from your heart so that it reaches the hearts of others.
You've touched on an element of grief that takes many people by surprise - the impact of no longer being able to do things that could otherwise seem so insignificant. Even more remarkably, you have done this with such clarity, sensitivity and warmth so soon after your mother's death. Great job, and God bless you for revealing the truth of 2 Cor 1: 3 - 5.
You have written so much more than a story here. You have shared a message! I too was drawn in immediately to the depth of your relationship with your Mom and the similarities you find in her loss and your own. Thank you for being so willing to share your heart and your pain. As one who also lost his Mom so long again, I could identify with the conflict of sadness and joy. You stirred so many things in me ... only special writing does that.

Well done!
This is beautiful. I miss my mom and my heart ached for you. It's strange how at times we don't get our parents, but eventually we realize the many times they got it. Congratulations on ranking 22 overall. Happy Dance!