This mother sent her son, Edward, to sleep with a bedtime story and a gentle kiss.
But when she checked on him in the middle of the night, his bed was empty.
Panic engulfed her as a search of the house revealed nothing.
But outside, she found Edward standing at the edge of the garden.
His back turned towards her, her questions to him went unacknowledged.
With shaky hands, she reached out.
And she was never the same again.