Then there is last years Mothers Day. Josh and her w...ere suppose to come over but they didn't. They called and said they would be over the next day on Monday and send the night. Then late Sunday she called and said it would just be her. Monday morning came and she wasn't here. I tried to call but there was no answer. So, I told Raechel that I just knew something was wrong and I left to make the over an hour drive to get my daughter. Half way there she passed me. She didn't see me but I turned around, trying to catch up with her. About 3 miles from the house I caught up to her on the old gravel cut off road. She was pulled over to the side picking wild roses growing on the roadside. I remember the sunlight in her hair and her beautiful smile as I stopped. I asked her if the truck was ok; what was she doing? She started to cry. She said,"momma, I left him. He took all our money, $400 and lost it al drinking and at the casino. He didn't want me to come at all for Mothers Day and he broke my phone so I couldn't call you. He let me come because I convinced him that with the phone gone you would show up there so, he let me go. I can't go back. I don't even have any money to buy you a gift. That is why I stopped to pick these......it is the only thing I can give you. I love you so much!"
That was the first time she left him and told us of his abusing her. The beginning of the nightmare. But what a beautiful memory of that moment of my little girl picking wild pink roses. The best Mothers Day gift I had ever gotten because it was from her heart.
This year should have been her first Mothers Day with Patience. I miss and love them so much.
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