How do I protect you?
How do I make this all okay?
How can I do any of this when I have never felt so helpless in all of my life?
For once I don’t have the answers, you do. But not answers I ever wished for you to have.
The future lies before us and I cannot see what it holds for you. I know it doesn’t hold what I envisioned for you. Nor, I am sure, what you envisioned for yourself. But we cannot always choose our path, sometimes it chooses us and we must then find the best way to travel it. In a way that is true to ourselves.
My job, my responsibility is simple. I have to be what I have always been for you.
I am unwavering support and strength
I am a shoulder, ears and an embrace
I am stoic while inside the tears may fall
I am unconditional love and acceptance
I am your mother.
I am your friend.
Photograph taken by SirenSong1208