Monday, August 13, 2012
When the time comes
Rox always thought of her mom as some sort of old movie star type. She knew her mother liked hearing those words. Yet, Rox wouldn't dare compare her to Holllywood's finest. Her mother looked frail and not at all herself. Older, perhaps. Her chain smoking days got the best of her. She remembered how her mother used to be.
But Tyra didn't know. And Rox suspected her mother stayed away from the wedding, hoping she wouldn't have to explain herself to Tyra. No, all attention was on Jazmin's baby girl.
Suddenly, her mother was a queen of some kind. She dressed so uptown, gold chains and rings. Evidently, she was living well. Perhaps she'd met the man of her dreams, after all these years. Everything was hugs and kisses.
She made over Jared, too. As if she'd never met him.
"Mom? You, haven't met Kyle yet." Rox cornered her finally, when she was done cooing over the baby and trying to say sweet things about how Tyra turned out.
Kyle made a point of getting to the hospital when Rox called him. As it was, she wasn't sure when she'd ever see her mother, again. Now, no one would never know of her Mom's drug problems, nor depression. It was as if the stars were aligned. But Rox didn't expect things like that to last with her mother for very long. Yes, she had to admit she was the first that had little faith in her mother. But this was a good moment and Rox wanted to be genuinely good.
Kyle brought Jai and Rosie too. Jai was all talk about his new baby sister. All he could think about was being in his Dad's arms. Immediately, Jared went to take him to see the baby in the nursery. Rosie went with them.
"Kyle." Naturally, her mother was all smiles. Rox kept smiling. It was as if everything was finally coming together. Her mother was finally growing up.
"Well, don't expect the world." Jazmin told her later when it was just the two of them with the baby. "You, won't ever get a dime out of her. God knows, I've tried."
"Lets not go there." Rox asked about the baby wondering if they'd thought up a name. It wasn't money she wanted from her mother.
Would they try to find something that went with Jaredn's other daughter, Nan? As it was Rox was keeping keeping the toddler during Jazmin's hospital stay. Kyle was holding her at the moment.