Sponsor Essay

A Tragic Blessing

Stefani - Oroville, California
Entered on May 7, 2009

There are many wounds I bear, each taking me back to the final days of my mother’s life. I remember the sparkling, aquamarine necklace-- my birthstone, accompanied by a heartfelt letter pleading for forgiveness for being an “inadequate” mother. Soon after, I found myself searching…