I have a friend that is about to lose her mother, and she is having a hard time dealing with it. It is, after all, her mommy. Her first love and her first everything. Mothers supply so much in our lives that we use and grow on. Our compassion and willingness to give and serve and love all comes from a mother's touch.
The link to the past and the person that you have known all your life, and who has known you your whole life, that gave you life, is about to go on to the next stage in her continual development. I have tried to tell the daughter that we chose this, that we knew how hard our lives would be and how we would lose the one's we love.
This is the reason we do genealogy. We want to stay connected to the past and to the future. Our ancestor's and our posterity do this for us. As we look and find our ancestor's, we give them life again. We bring them to mind and allow them to be among this world again for a moment in time.
How many times have you felt the ancestor directing and driving you to the place you need to be. Like going to a cemetery and praying to find your family member, and find them among all the headstones. This is true inspiration and that comes from beyond the veil.
We are so blessed to be living in this era and time. We have our ancestors at our fingertips and we can find them with the touch of a button. How great is this?!