It’s Mother’s Day today…
I… I have a hard time sometimes on this day, for reasons that my online family know and understand well…
This is a story about the moment that comes… now and again…
There is one day in the year that is the hardest of all days for Tera.
Not for the day itself, but for the moments …
moments when she remembers.
Tera becomes melancholy when she awakes,
knowing that she will not see her mother again.
Not to feel her hug,
to see her smile,
to hear her voice.
The morning is … difficult … unsure.
Her smile is a bit wan.
The morning passes with the thoughts of what might have been,
of what could have been,
but aren’t …
of what should have been,
Lunchtime comes …
and Tera sees in the Realm the other succubi,
the ones who have Daughters and Sons …
… the love in them, around them…
… the hurt comes to her again, a bit stronger this time,
knowing that she can never, truly, be called “Mother” …
…the dark thoughts she pushes away …
… the thoughts that always return:
that, because she cannot birth a child, she is not one of them.
Tera opens the doors to her home and greets them all.
She smiles, shares moments about her own mother,
and becomes, ever so slightly, lighter in her soul,
the pain and hurt lessening just slightly.
The afternoon passes, Tera sharing her gifts with them all.
The smile becomes less wan and more warm.
Tea time arrives, and so do the older succubi …
to talk about Tera’s mother, tell stories about her.
In Tera’s mind, her mother is there in the room with her.
Listening, smiling, laughing with those who knew her.
Tera relaxes for the first time in this day.
Her smile is warm, she becomes a bit more happier.
Dinner arrives, Tera cooking in her kitchen,
her Eternal there helping as always.
They share a look …
he knows what her day was.
She waves a hand
and smiles the smile he knows so well.
The meal prepared, the doorbell rings.
Tera opens the door to find …
her Daughters … Rianna, Branwyn, Ayashe…
Each one hugs her tightly and calls Tera … “Mom.”
She cries, she always does.
The hurt leaves her finally.
The love setting in again fully.
Tera hears her Mother tell her, once again,
“Mother’s Day is for those who are called ‘Mom,’ after all…
Her smile returns, finally,
the one that matters,
the one with love, understanding, and all of her soul behind it.
And, in that moment, she knows that her mother, as always …
… was right.
To all the Mothers on this day… Happy Mother’s Day to you all…
Love and Huggles