Death is a debt we all have to pay sooner or later. People die every day. Our reactions to death range from indifference, pains, agony, denial, shock, and despondence: depending on the level of closeness, relationship or preparedness.
No level of preparedness can take away the pain of the passing away of a close person. A mother's death is often painful and devastating. Mothers are special that way. We can never outgrow the love and good influence.