Friday, December 23, 2011
Moment in time...
I looked up from my computer to see these big brown eyes peering over my desk.
"I'm scared" she said. I motioned her to come around the desk to me. She dropped her school bag and then her lunch bag as she came to me... the hat, the scarf and the mitts dropped at my feet as she curled into my lap - buried her head in my chest and sobbed.
"I'm scared" she said again. "I'm scared my mommy's going to go to the sky and I won't ever see her again"
Her mom is dying of cancer - in palliative care - and I had nothing to offer her except to hold her tight to me... to bury my head in her hair and whisper "I know you're scared - it's ok to be scared. I am here any time you need to let the scary out"
We sat hanging on to each other as the sun set.