This is quite possibly one of my favorite “1 Year Ago” memories so far!
Mom, is it okay if I wear one of Dad’s shirts”?
I’m not sure if any sentence in my life has ever impacted me as much as this one. As I’ve said before, there are less than two handfuls of people who know what Gia really went through with Zack’s suicide and preceding insanity. The mere fact that she has been able to make peace with not only his death, but the actual demon that was living in his mind that hurt us both beyond fathom in the end is literally mind-numbing. At this point in the process, she has forgiven him for everything, talks about him incessantly, and still correlates him to every best part of her life and childhood.
My “Mona Lisa” is an enigma and everything I aspire to be when I grow up. I am SUCH a lucky woman to have been chosen to be her mother, and I just cannot say it enough.
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