Thanks, All, for the warm welcome. That's one of the things I love about AA. Anywhere you go, you can walk in and have friends!
I've done and am doing everything I am able to make Mom's last chapter a good one. So I've got her tucked safe in the arms of my Higher Power and do have some sense of detachment. The plan isn't mine. I focus on gathering strength and balance to let HP's will work in me. It works.
There is sadness at the approaching loss and celebration of our years together. Just like it's supposed to be, right? Bittersweet.
Something which has made it easier for me is the fact that I've had losses of many people over the years and so I've had some practice at working through grief. And it's nice to know that grief, well accepted, won't destroy me. Just part of the job of living well.
And I've also learned that there is always a gift if I keep my eyes open to it.