The One I Loved First

My mom stopped loving me after I gained weight following a miscarriage. Of course, that isn’t technically true. She didn’t stop loving me. She just wasn’t capable of true love. Once I was no longer the beautiful daughter she had bragged about, she couldn’t find anything about me to admire, and I became a reproach to her. She never bought me another gift of clothing, and at times it seems she could barely look at me. When people said we resembled each other, she would wince. Read More The One I Loved First