Saturday, June 15, 2024

A Mother’s Love

July 14, 2018 by  
Filed under Extra

Deborah Harris

Deborah Harris and her mother

I called my mother during my lunchtime and asked her to please press my hair — something she hasn’t done for me since I was a little girl.

I went to my mother yesterday because I needed something familiar — a safe place. I needed her hands on me. I needed to be reminded that although I am growing in a different direction from what she herself has gone through, I am my mother’s daughter in so many ways.

I needed her love to surround me and remind me to be grateful because hundreds and thousands — due to unjust incarceration, and this administration’s policy of separating immigrant children and parents — are in very bad situations now. Thank you mommy for strengthening and blessing me with this crown of twists and tangles.

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!

Comment moderation is in use. Please do not submit your comment twice -- it will appear shortly.