Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Mila. She had long, wavy brown hair and big, green eyes that sparkled in the sun. She loved to play outside with her friends, read books, and go on adventures in her imagination.
But one day, something terrible happened. Mila’s mother became very sick and despite the doctors’ best efforts, she passed away. Mila was heartbroken. She missed her mother dearly and couldn’t understand why she had to leave her.
After her mother’s death, Mila began to have trouble sleeping. Every night before bed, she imagined that black shadows were coming out of her closet, that someone was sitting at her desk, and that someone was standing at her window. She was so afraid that she couldn’t sleep and the less she slept, the worse her imagination became.
Mila tried everything to help her sleep, including sleeping with a nightlight on and with all the lights in her room on, but nothing worked. She was exhausted and felt like she was stuck in a never-ending cycle of fear and anxiety.
Finally, Mila and her father decided that it was time to talk to someone. She went to see a therapist and they worked together to understand why she was feeling so afraid. The therapist quickly realized that Mila’s fear of the dark was linked to the loss of her mother. They worked through all of the emotions that Mila was feeling and slowly but surely, she started to sleep again.
Mila learned that it was okay to feel scared and sad, and that it was important to talk about her feelings. She realized that even though her mother was no longer with her, she would always carry her mother’s love and memories with her, and that was something to be thankful for.
With the therapist’s help and her mother’s love to guide her, Mila was able to conquer her fear of the dark, and find a peaceful night’s sleep. She dreamt of all the wonderful adventures she had with her mother and the happy memories that they shared.
From then on, Mila never forgot her mother, but she learned to live with the love and memories she left behind. And every night before she went to bed, she smiled as she felt her mother’s loving spirit surround her and protect her, giving her the courage to face the dark and get a good night’s sleep.