It was a difficult time, but they were both strong individuals and managed wonderfully. If you have siblings, how did she guide them?
In nurturing living things and helping to bring beauty and peace to the world, gardeners make a difference in the world and make their lives and the lives of those who see their gardens richer and fuller.
What would she have been most proud to have left behind? While you write, consider that everything you are writing will be read aloud and should be written for that purpose.
Forgetting to edit entirely, however, could be a potentially serious mistake. Whichever category you fall into, the weight of your grief and the many memories you have of your mother can make composing her eulogy an extremely difficult task. My mother's oldest sister had children nearer to my mothers age and they lived around the mining town of Washington, Tyneside where her father worked in the mines.
My mom did the same thing with her clients. It was Dad, home for an unexpected leave.
My guidance counselor at the time was trying to get me to major in education because I had done well as a peer tutor.
There is a beauty and a satisfaction in seeing the result of our labor grow and come to fruition. Mum was small and one day the wind picked her up and blew her a few feet in front of me as we were walking up to the bridge which was really scary.
We had an amazing time. I have lost my wonderful mother, companion, adviser and mentor.