Mom's Journey

She walks through the hot desert for the 12th hour today. It was cool when she started, and she bore the entire day, only stopping for water once in a small town. It's dusk now, and as she walks towards the horizon, where her home is found, she thinks about the children she left there, and how hard she worked to come back and provide. She prays silently for their safety, and continues on her long journey home.