...Jackie now realized, that she was the only one of her sisters and her mother’s sisters who lived anywhere near where her mother Margaret was born and raised. Even her biological father moved out west, to the other side of the country. It was as if everyone intuitively knew to escape from the epicenter of family tragedies.
She thought, ‘Should she distance herself as well?’ She shook her ‘No’. She was someone who didn’t runaway from her problems, yet speared them head-on, even in the face of death or the fear of it. For she had one thing that was of great value, it wasn’t just her faith. It was her courage.