So sorry to hear of your loss. Do you think if you tell your mom that bad things happen in threes, it will make any difference? I understand about bad things. They do happen in life - we just have to appreciate the good things all the more.
My baby girl was badly burned when she was nine months old - she lived, but her legs and feet are scared (she's a mom, now). Hubby had a brain tumor in 1988, just as he recovered and went back to work - our house burned down - right before Christmas. He had a massive stroke in 1998, and has been unable to work ever since. Oldest daughter has lupus - nearly lost her last year due to her previous rheumatologist's stupidity - but she's doing better. Younger daughter lost her horse on New Year's Eve to a mysterious malady that the vet could not diagnose...until her colt came down with the same thing this summer. He will be fine - but on a special diet the rest of his life. We lost our horse DJ just last week to an act of supreme cruelty. Life happens...then it goes on. Maybe when your mom calms down a bit, she can come to terms with the bad things that have happened, and get her joy back...?
Plain Old Dee, horses Dancer and Rain I believe in dragons, unicorns, good men and other mythical creatures!