A huge event for Mum happened a couple weeks later. Having watched flying the best part of 35 years, an opportunity came up that couldn't, shouldn't, wouldn't be missed.
I took her flying, not just any hill either, it was a good 3000 foot sized hill. The air was warm and calm, vegetation green. Perfect day ! Everything went to plan, I can't say whether the smile was enjoyment or relief. Since now the pressure is off from years of saying "I'll go next time for sure". Either way great memories for each of us. ;)