I was standing in the sand, the warmth from the sun no longer burning my skin as I stood barefoot. The sound of the waves crashing around me as I gazed out to sea. Smiling to myself, I admired the blue water as it crept onto shore, the waves breaking along the horizon. At least for once, I wasn't dreaming about my parents. As if on cue, I heard a familiar voice call my name, a woman's voice I hadn't heard in years.
"Anna, " They called from behind me, their tone calm and reassuring, "Baby."