By: Hillary E.G. Brown
I've always been good with a needle and thread.
"Mama, it's so good to see you. It's been such a long time, and so much has changed. I've done so many new things. Met so many new people. Seen so many new places..." I trailed off, looking over at her.
I continued, "Isn't it wonderful, mama? That man you saw when you came in, he asked me to marry him. Now we'll be together forever." I looked over again.
"I've made something of my life, Mama. You see?" I spread my arms and threw back my head dramatically before continuing with a small laugh, "I'm a goddess of the stage now! Remember how you and Papa always said that it wouldn't happen, and that I should be an accountant, or a doctor, or lawyer? Well, look! Here I am! And it's wonderful, Mama. Just like I thought it'd be. You're happy for me, aren't you Mama?"
"Oh, I knew you would be! I've always dreamed of this and now my dream's come true! No