Many years ago, when I first got online, I used to use the name C’est moi, which means “it’s me” — So your name caught my eye. Your story caught my heart. I’m so sorry you lost your Mom to cancer. How beautiful your son’s response was; it tells me so much about what a lovely human being he is.
I loved how you ended the story — to the Moon and back, and to the end of the counting…. plus one — indeed, isn’t that the story of mothers and children? I hurt for people who don’t get to experience that.
This was the first story of yours I’ve read. I followed instantly. I’m looking forward to reading more from you.