“If she doesn’t scare the hell out of you a little, she’s not the one.”
“Because Mommy is forever.
It’s such a powerful name. Mommy means “I trust you.” Mommy means “you will protect me.” Mommy is for shouting when you need someone dependable and for laughing with when you are excited; Mommy is for crying on and cuddling with when you are sad or giggling and hiding behind when you are embarrassed. Mommy is the fixer of boo-boos and the mender of broken hearts. Mommy is a comfort place, a safe place. Mommy means you are mine and I am yours and we are family.”
I was walking on a sidewalk, and I heard someone say, “My first priority always has been and always will be Melissa. I have to make sure she’s okay.” I knew it was my mom’s voice but I couldn’t see her until a little later, when I saw her standing on the same sidewalk that I was walking on. I didn’t recognize her at first, because she didn’t look anything like she did the last time I saw her. She looked healthy and happy. She hugged me and I cried and told her I miss her.
I wasn’t sad when I woke up though. I felt very at peace, but I still miss her.