over my mom, my right hand clasping hers and my left hand supporting her head,
desperate to keep her with me just a moment longer.
I was terrified.
Searching for strength and comfort, I looked at her and said, "Mom, it's going
to be ok." Her warm green eyes looked into mine with conviction and certainty as
she smiled and replied, "I know."
wasn't sure I believed it, but it was clear that she did.
later she was gone.
months and years that followed were anything but ok. I took comfort in the
warmth of her last words to me, but couldn’t help but doubt their truth. How could
hole left in my heart is filled by knowing that Love cannot disappear. I can feel her love now as strongly as I did
then. It connects us still, as she knew it would.
let go of my doubt. I will live without fear. I will honor the strength given
to me and the sacrifice made for me. I will be grateful for the experience each
new day brings.
believe her now. I will be ok.