This is an interesting subject because I lost my mother a few years ago and have still not gotten over it. I suppose a person never does.
I will say this for her, she (and her own mother) are probably the reasons I've been successful as an author. Mama was a stickler for proper grammar. There were no erroneous verb tenses allowed in our home. And my grandmother was a wonderful storyteller. Add the two of them together and you sort of have me!
As I was looking for a picture of her to include here, I discovered that she was usually the photographer and was therefore missing from many of the group shots. I have a few candid pics of her but choose not to include them because she was clowning around those times and I know she wouldn't appreciate my posting her behaving in a less that dignified manner. Mom was a complex character. Near the end of her life she didn't know me and thought my sister was her mother, so we didn't have many in-depth chats then, but I recall many times when I learned a great deal from her and I'm thankful for those good times.
If you still have your mother with you, remember her fondly while you can.