She stopped on the side of the road and opened the door. She spoke softly, encouragingly. She reached out her hand offering a treat. The limping dog hesitated, then slowly came forward. Carefully she lifted it inside. One more rescue on a cloudy day. ***
She rocked in the chair losing count. The clock ticked slowly, the room so quiet she could hear her heart beating.
It all rested in a surgeon’s hands now. Her baby , born too early, was her life already. She’d wait forever until she could hold him all healed. ***
They were saying goodbye. Not for forever but it felt like it, watching her walk away. The house would be empty, but her daughter was smart, strong and confident. It was 18 years of love, building independence. ***
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL THE MOTHERS OUT THERE…
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