Dear Marguerite,

You are itching to be on your own. You are going to leave the comfort of your mother's home, but she won't stop you. But just know, that you will come back again when the world knocks you down. Coming home for only two or three weeks at a time, your mother will pamper you with your favorite meals and with love and care as a mother should. Vivian gives you the greatest gift a mother can give you. Freedom. Liberation. It gives you courage

Be courageous.

Walk proud as you are.

Your older self,