Kathleen, today is 12/23/15 and I saw your name on conversations. Your story was not tedious at all. I couldn't wait to read the next sentence. I love your story about the flip flops and your sweet neat mother placing them as she would do for you. This is a grand story and I really enjoyed it!
Unfortunately, I am a member on 3 different groups here. Loss of a Child, Loss of a Sibling and Loss of parents.
My life has changed so much since they all left especially with the loss of my son and my mother. However, I bounce back no matter how upset I am. My mother's brother Johnny who is long past told her "Life is for the living!" We all need to live by those words. I too chose to believe in life after death.