I got my nails done and my hair. I prepared Southern fried chicken, I made mashed potatoes and biscuits and a spinach salad, Everything's from scratch. And I baked an apple pie too. The ice cream is store bought, but I got one of those expensive brands. What do you think?
[When Jack already left]
Mom obviously wanted this guy to think she and I were the perfect American family, and lf that meant even my room had to be clean, then nothing was going to stop her. I could live with it, at least for the evening.
I'm Linda, come on in. it's nice to… well, it’s seeing you
Hello, I'm Jack
Good to see you too
Jack is my brother but he has other father. It was my mom's boyfriend when she was young. She gave Jack away so that she can continue her high school career. I can tell that he's a good guy by just talking to him. There's a lot of things I want to say to him, but I didn't. Mom never acted this way before. She never did these things for me. It feels like I don't know her anymore.
Don't you ever give up something so important to you that it breathes when you do, It doesn't have to be a kid. It can be a dream, an ambition or a marriage, or a house. It can be anything you care about as deeply as you care about your own life. Don't ever just give it away, because you'll spend the rest of your life wondering about it or pretending you don't wonder, which is the same thing, and you'll wake up one morning and realize it truly is gone and a big part of you is gone with it. Do you hear me, Tiffany?
Don't you ever make that mistake
When I'd been lying on my bed for hours, not able to sleep, could hear her in her room crying. I'd heard her cry in her room a hundred times before, and a hundred times before I'd gotten up and comforted her, and I knew she'd cry a hundred times again and I’d comfort her then, too, but that night I just stayed in my room, on my bed, staring at the ceiling and listening to her cry. I think I did the right thing not going in there. That's how it is with stranger. You can never really comfort them.