Hi, I want to say congratulation on the 5k and condolances for your losses, especially your mother. I'm glad you were able to see God's fingerprints at the event. That is such a good feeling. You can check out my spark page and see if I'm on any teams that you'd like to join. I welcome more company.
Your comment in Nicole's article reminded me how prescious my mom is to me - I'm SO sorry yours is no longer with you. I cannot imagine the world without Mom and I don't want to, and I so feel for you.
Keep on going, and revel in those early-morning stars. I know from losing a dearly loved grandad - you will hear her voice and see reminders of her for years to come, but eventually they will not be so painful, but you will instead find the place where they are warm and comforting instead.