My mom would also say she was praying for me. I asked her what she was praying for. She said 'That God's will be done in your life." She would then tell me what God's will was for my life. I said "That's you're interpretation." I would pray for God's will to be done in her life. We would hug and say I love you. That would be the end of it until the next visit.
Mom passed away 2 years ago. Hopefully she is in a better place. I don't miss the arguments but I do miss the "I love you's."
"Beloved let us tolerate one another. For tolerance is of God and everyone that tolerates is born of God and knows God. He that tolerates not, knows not God for God is tolerance." 1 John 4:7,8