When I hear: "You'll never actually see your mom again, all your hope, all your belief, is just silliness", I come back with: "No, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord" 2 Cor. 5:8. And also: "For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day." John 6:40
When I feel doubt as to whether I can actually continue on day to day without her there, I remember when Jesus said that He came to bring us life, and that in abundance.
When her face, laying there in her hospital bed is all that will fill my mind, I choose instead to dwell on this: "God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1
And so, that stack of Bibles and devotionals you see in the picture above stays in an easily-accessible place in our kitchen. When I find myself missing mom through the day, feeling empty and alone, I pull out His Word and am reminded that I am never alone. My doubts, my fears, go running away. "And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God." Eph. 6:17