“Having children changes you.” These were the truest words Mother ever said.
The moment I held Maria, her big eyes surveying her world, I was smitten.
The second truest thing Mother said was “no matter how well you think you know someone, you don’t.”
Maria’s relationship with her father and me was different. She kept curfew, didn’t lie, and told me everything.
Mother said, “The greatest disappointment is finding out what you thought was true, wasn’t.”
Sitting on Maria’s twin bed, reading her journal, I amassed a list of those who would be unforgiven.
I was at the top.