Her Little Girl

She never fully understood her daughter. Was it her fault that she never tried to reach out to her only, special little girl? Was it her fault, as a mother, that she expected her daughter to be just like her? Matilda was different and she did not know how to connect with her.

She, just like her husband, treated her like dirt. Is that why Matilda never talked to her? Never shared anything about her life? She was never quite aware how she acted around her daughter; it was just the way she was and nothing was going to change.

But as they stood outside of the running car, Matilda holding out the adoption papers, her mother knew one thing - that she loved her daughter and had to go what was best for her.