Mandy and friend outside on a windy day

Illustrations by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

I don’t know how it feels to have your mom die, but it must be awful.

But she isn’t gone. Her spirit is still alive, and she’ll be resurrected someday. You will see her again.

That’s easy for you to say!

Yes, it is! Because I know it’s true!

That’s easy to say too. How do you know it?

The same way you can.

And how is that?

Let’s go inside where it’s a bit warmer, and I’ll tell you.