I was thinking about daring to break open, allowing our tenderest sentiments air, armor down.
The painful end of a difficult marriage left Leigh seeking to rebuild her relationships with her children, whose suffering she believed she had magnified through her paralysis and fear. Though she’d never shared her own deep emotions with her daughter Sam, then 20, she hoped to change that. She aimed to break through the barriers and superficiality between them, once necessary for her survival, now no longer so. Most of all, she wanted to be absolutely certain Sam knew how loved she was – she feared she hadn’t said it enough, and feared her actions belied the words even when she did. With these, the most honest sentiments Leigh had ever shared with her daughter, she hoped to set the tone for a fresh start with her beloved child.