She asks, “What do you want?” (Apart from the obvious?)
For this household to be harmonious, I reply.
It’s a good place to start, she agrees.
Safety, for one child. And gratitude – including the things that haven’t happened.
Health – and the right companion – for the other.
Healing, happiness, and meaningful employment, for yet another.
And contentment, for the mother-in-law.
A good garden, too.
As for me? Where do I even begin? Really begin?