"You changed my Life, Mama"

Ruiz-Flores, Lupe
September 2006
Positive Thinking;Sep/Oct2006, p46
The author relates how she has proven how much her mother loves her. The author wonder how much her mother really loved her. She yearned for some sign that would let her know she was loved. Then something happened during her senior year of high school that changed my mind. She asked her mother if she could buy a high school graduation ring. Despite of their financial status, her mother came up with a way to earn money to buy the ring. Unfortunately, on the first day the ring was delivered, the author lost it. Eventually her mother found out about it but did not get angry with her.


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