I recall when as a young child you would leave me.
I cried for hours.
I wanted to hear your voice.
I wanted to smell your hair
As you kissed me good-night.
I wanted to know you were home safe.
Well my dearly departed Mother…
You are home now safe in the Master’s arms.
Oh, I want to feel the freedom
Which that safety brings.
May I join you for a moment?
Mommy, I can see you. You look so happy and peaceful there. Please do not be angry that I am crying. They are tears of joy. You are finally free to sing your sacred song. Put your arms around me Mother I want to sing along. Hey, Mom! I have an idea. What if next lifetime I tell you more often that I love you. What if next lifetime I am your Mother and take good care of you. I would teach you how to blow bubbles. I would send you to the store all by yourself. I would tuck you in at night. I would let my hair fall on your forehead. I would trust you. I would teach you. I would lead you to the feet of the Master.
That is the least I could do. You did it for me, dear Mother. Next time let me do it for you.
Hang up now Mother. I know we have talked a while. I just wanted to see you happy. I just had to see you smile.
I will be moving soon. You do not have to come every night anymore. I did not mean to hold you back. It is time for me to let you go. It is time for you to complete your healing and move on. I love you Mother. See you soon. Catch you on the flip-flop.