How long do you wait for reality when the reality is Mommy isn't coming back? An hour? A day? A week? What is the expiration date on hope? "Night came," Jesse Holley remembers now. "Morning came. The next night came. The next morning came. One week went by. Two weeks went by. A month went by. And then I started thinking she wasn't coming back." What do you think as an 11-year-old when Mommy leaves?
(Tar Heel Blue)
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