A New Beginning: What do you see # 100

Sadje is our hostess for the What Do You See photo challenge. You can join in here
Image credit: James Wheeler @ Unsplash

For the visually challenged reader, the image shows sunlight beams are falling on a mother and daughter walking in the forest, holding hands. Her eyes closed and she drifted to the woods that had always been her favourite place.
She wanted to stay forever.
Gentle fingers took her hand, familiar in their grip and warmth. She looked up into the eyes of her daughter, taken from her as a child so many years ago.
A tear fell.
‘I don’t understand,’ she whispered.
The smile was sunny and bright, just as she remembered.
‘You always said when it was your turn, someone you loved would be waiting for you on the other side. It’s me Mommy, and Daddy is here too, just beyond the trees.’
Sally looked around the room. It was cold, bleak and colourless, just as her widowed life had been.
She realised she was in no pain, as if a heavy weight had been lifted from her frail body.
She rose up from the castoff shell of life and together they walked towards the light, the pathway blossoming with colour at each step. It was a new beginning.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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24 Responses to A New Beginning: What do you see # 100

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  2. A new beginning indeed. Such a beautiful story, Di ❤️

  3. Chris Hall says:

    This is a lovely concept of passing into the next life… ‘just beyond the trees’ – very restful, very reassuring. Well-crafted, Di 🙂

  4. willowdot21 says:

    So beautiful Di 💜

  5. Sadje says:

    Oh, Di, this brought tears to my eyes. So beautiful. Thanks for joining in

  6. We’ll meet again, don’t know where don’t know when….’ Simply beautiful Di.

  7. joyroses13 says:

    Aww! Precious story … “just beyond trees”… ❤

  8. That put a bit of smoke in my eyes. I look forward to that day too. Thank you so much for sharing a beautiful piece of writing! ❤

  9. murisopsis says:

    I got a little misty eyed at the end there! Good job!

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