Hello, little one, it’s been a while since we’ve had a chat. How are you doing? Would you like some cocoa?
Here you go. Careful, it’s hot.
Yes, things have been difficult lately, haven’t they? And for both of us. So, what’s bothering you?
I see; you’re afraid. Afraid of what?
Oh, afraid he’ll leave. Well, that’s always a possibility that we can’t control. We have lost a few, haven’t we?
Well, he died because he was ill. I think of it like this; he had fulfilled his journey here on Earth and also with us and it was his time. I don’t know how else I can explain it. But we were able to move on.
What about the others?
No, it was never your fault! You must never think that. You never did anything wrong! Come here, let me hold you. There. Shhh…It was always something to do with them, you must remember that. They reached a point where they had to go off on their own. Can you think of it like this: we were helping them grow, and they reached a point where they could grow no further? They were afraid of what they might find; what they might discover. So, they ran.
In a way, yes. They were afraid of themselves.
Oh my, little one, yes. This last one was excruciatingly painful. But, look at the risk we did take. We should be proud of ourselves for opening our hearts again. But, look at what he has to overcome.
Yes, in a way it does make sense, but no, it doesn’t ease the pain. We wish him well.
Yes, always. Here dry your eyes.
Yeah, he was. He was very special; he always will be.
What was that sigh about?
The future? What about it?
Yes, learning to trust again will be hard. But, in time I think we can. Besides, the future will be what it will be. We can't change it.
That's true. Not everyone has to understand us. Or accept us. And not everyone will. And that's okay. We just have to understand and accept ourselves.
Yes, it hurts. But, we will surround ourselves with those that love us and accept us and we'll be fine.
Yes, the future is scary. It's scary because we don't know what's coming. But you know what? I’m here right beside you. Here, take my hand. Can I tell you something?
Okay, here goes. Feelings are normal. Adults can get scared, too.
Yes, we do. And we acknowledge the feeling and then we try our best to work through it. Or with it.
Only a little?
Hey, I will never let you down. I am here with you always, because you know what? We are one and the same. You are as much a part of me as I am of you. And when you begin to feel fearful, or distrustful again, I will be right here to protect you.