My mother and I have been practically estranged for a couple of years and every attempt I make to heal it she always does something to ruin it. This is kinda a last attempt to heal things. I will be mailing this LO to her. It was also my first attempt at inking the edges. I really love the way it came out. Journaling reads: Why can't we be a normal mother and daughter who go shopping together, laugh together, and spend hours talking like old friends? Why are you so spiteful when I don't do things your way? Why do you ask me wild questions that are none of your business? Why can't I trust you with my secrets? Why can't I share my dreams with you? Why must you destroy every little bit of bonding we manage to restore? Why can't you respect my need for privacy? Why can't I tell you my troubles like a daughter should be able to? Why must you cut me down every chance you get? Why do you demand all but give nothing in return? Why can't you help me heal this valley between us? And most of all why can't you love me for who I am and not who you want me to be? Deep down in this twenty two year old body is still a little girl who will always need her mommy. I may not be the perfect daughter but I'm the only one you have. And I'm here.. waiting on you.. to love me.