A simple teddy bear separated me from my mother, yes; I understand that it’s demeaning, But quite incomprehensible. I was only four, as my uncle promised he would give me a new teddy bear if I come along with him to visit my father; I nodded with a yes. The next day I sat and waited for my uncle to take me with him, his van arrived with a bunch of strangers inside. My mother looked at me one last time, she hugged me so tight, and I was gasping for air. She held me to my head, squeezed on tight and said, “Baby girl no matter where you are, mommy will be there for you by your side.” She kissed me on my forehead, and I clearly did not know that that was our last time bearing in mind of each other. I got in the van, as I glanced out the window, waving goodbye to my sisters, mother, and grandparents.
See where I come from was a poor place, I was born in the Netherland Antilles, Curacao, an island part of the Netherland, but is located in Central America. I have four sisters, at which by now I don’t even memorize there names, it’s been so long. My mom had to send me to reside with my father, for me to be in a better environment. My mother was not able to support me; at least that’s what I’ve been told.
Of course I have certain breaks, and terms of memory flashbacks. We had two cute dogs and few chickens in our back yard. My uncle entertained us with the chickens a lot; they laid eggs, and ponder against each other. Too bad we end up eating them, but the process was not easy to watch. My and my younger sister went to school together, jump around our grandfather car together, we run around in our diapers together, me and her was inseparable, obviously we did everything together in terms of mesmerizing events.
I step foot onto the JFK airport in New York, I was greeted by my father. Went into this car, and fell asleep my whole two hour ride. Until we stopped, I was carried into this big house, three floors in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. May I remind you, I am...