My mother died in 1990. Her death was expected and she was able to be at home with us. The night she died, we had all gathered around her as she slipped in and out of her dreams. She started talking to us and said
"I see the bright light. And look there is Billy (her husband) and mommy. They are smiling at me!! Yet I am so tired. It is a long walk. They are still smiling and they are waiting for me. You children can not come with me this time, but I will be waiting for you".
... and she finally finished her long walk. It is the greatest gift she has ever given me. I know positively, without doubt that there is the light, that there is someone there waiting to help me enter the kingdom. I know because my Mother told me so.....