It’s going to be okay, my dear child
The wise woman whispered
Your mother is a part of you, and all around you
Just open your eyes to see her
See her everywhere.
Even if your mother is no longer,
No longer here in bodily form
Or was never there for you on this journey
You can see that she still is everywhere:
In the light that filters through the Spring leaves on the trees.
Twinkling from a star so far and yet so near.
In the wind that blows your hair around your head.
Between the musical notes of your favorite song.
In the eyes, nose, mouth that stare back at you from the mirror.
Through the way you laugh and smile when filled with joy.
In each wave crashing up from the ocean and landing briefly on the shore
Beaming brightly from a full rising moon
In every breath, as you breathe in the same oxygen molecules
that your mother inhaled while she carried you, safely, deep within her.
It’s all there, the mother you always wanted,
The mother you always needed.
She has been right here with you all along
She never left your side.
You may decide to no longer grieve this perceived loss of the mother
And you may decide to open your heart
To the beauty of the mother all around you.
Fear not, child, fear not
For you may decide to live
As if there is no such being
As a truly motherless child.