When Mrs. Dietrich tried to calm Nola down, Nola just pushed her away.
“What’s wrong Nola?” Mrs. D. asked
“Nothing, nothing is wrong mother”
“It doesn’t seam like nothing”
“Ok, you want to know what’s wrong. I’ll tell you, everything is wrong, everything in my life seams to be wrong! It all started when you and Dad split up when I was younger. Then you didn’t want to take care of me anymore, so you sent me away to school across the country so you wouldn’t have to deal with me. When I came home you were always drinking, or having a nervous breakdown. You avoid anything that ever has to do with me, other then shopping at the mall. Why do you think I want to go to Paris for the next semester? It’s because I don’t want to have to come home to see how miserable you are, wallowing in yourself pity. You don’t even know me, you think you do but you really don’t. You were never there for me, when thing got hard for me or when I was scared, or happy about something, you weren’t there. You never were!”
After a few minutes of silence Mrs. Dietrich had realized that these weren’t Nola’s normal harsh words before she left for School. This was bigger then any other time. Mrs. Dietrich also knew that what her daughter had just said was all true right. For to first time in a very long time Mrs. Dietrich felt that she knew what Nola was thinking. Mrs. Dietrich finely saw that she had let Nola down as a mother. And that she did need to get help for her drinking, because it was affecting everything. If she didn’t make major adjustments in her life, her relationship with Nola would never have a chance to be better.
The next morning Mrs. Dietrich drove Nola to the airport. She told Nola that she had thought about what was said in the car all night long, and she was going to get help to work things out. Help to change make their relationship better. Mrs. Dietrich wanted to have a fresh start the next time Nola came home. Of course, Nola just looked at...