May 2, 2016
It wasn't until my late teens when I would get to know you as a person. Up until then, I looked at you as my mother, someone I was so scared of disappointing, someone who was kind but firm, someone who was gentle yet unpredictable. Finally being able to see you as a friend, being away from you for months, missing you, getting to pour all my feelings in handwritten letters, these helped me through college. Knowing I got someone like you back home made the uncertainties a tad clearer, a lot more bearable, I remember being happy and relieved.