I miss you so much, little stars-in-my-sky. My world seems dark and scary right now, with half-seen monsters lurking in the shadows. I feel alone, so alone sometimes, but through it you shine like the cluster of stars at Orion’s heart, mighty beyond your size, light and hope given life.
You take the salt from my tears and the ache from my heart, just by being. Time and distance don’t matter, because you’re part of me, and I’m part of you. We give each other the future: your life flows from mine, my life takes meaning from yours, entwined in time as grandmothers and grandchildren always have been. And when I’m with you, I feel made of light.
I believe in the power of your love. It may not be able to chase the monsters away entirely, but it makes them look small and silly, and scuff their feet in embarrassment. They know that Max commands the Wild Things, and Maddy dances with the sunlight, and Sabrina holds all the strength of tomorrow in her tiny smile. And they know that they command only weak shadows, and slink back in shame and confusion before your power.
I can almost feel your touch on my cheek, saying “I love you” skin to skin, as I once did for you, and your father before you. I fall asleep in peace to dream of stars and rose-scented winds.
You anchor my world.