If only you’d been a better mother.
How could I have been a better mother?
I would have needed a better self,
and that is a gift I never received.
So you’re saying it’s someone else’s fault?
The gift of having had a better mother myself,
my own mother having had a better mother herself.
The gift that keeps on not being given.
-Our Andromeda, Brenda Shaughnessy
Jackson and Toya
“It must have been rough, huh?”
“I knew when I did it that it would be cruel… to tell you everything… while you were so little…”
“I’ve… been anxious, this whole time… thinking that maybe, someday, your real mother would show up, and take you away from me.”
“That’s why, I wanted to meet your mother first, and show her flat out… that Sana… that Sana was my daughter.”
“Mama, I can stay here from now on, right?”
“Of course you can!”
– Kodomo No Omocha, Anime, Episode 19.
Last Man Standing (2011)
I am so excited to hear you call me mommy.
My little Georgia made this for her daddy in heaven, she is 8 now and he passed when she was 2. It has been an ongoing struggle for her to comprehend why this happened to her and why she lost him so young.￼
Losing a parent at a young age isn’t something you would ever understand or comprehend￼ until you’ve been through it and I see the pain in her eyes and there is nothing I can do but be there for her.. ￼￼
I wanna make my mom happy