"I wanted Mike to look like my Mike...and he did. He looked very handsome," Marie says.
Marie told her daughters, who helped her prepare Michael's body, that the body is "just a glove over the hand—our spirit, our soul is the hand." While the experience was very hard for all of them, Marie says it was also healing.
"It's a beautiful thing," she says. "If you've never experienced it or you think you can't, it's a wonderful act of service."