Oh, what lovely feedback! I always had mixed feelings myself about Lily, mostly because she had to carry the weight of so much saintliness. Writing this fic gave me the chance to make sense of her character, to explore her difficult and perplexing friendship with Severus, and to imagine them finally getting beyond all the betrayals. I found it cathartic to show her forgiving Severus for Harry's sake. Not just forgiving, but releasing him back into life.
Your response has cheered me immensely. Thanks for letting me know that you enjoyed it.