A daughter’s love, and a mother’s absence—that is the theme the author, Shawn Jones, shares in her bittersweet story. This narrative reflects on the challenges, conflicts, and feelings that a child goes through when coping with not having a mother physically present. Jones describes how as a child she saw things a lot differently compared to her thoughts now as a young woman. She struggles with the idea of accepting her situation and resenting the mother who brought her life. However, through the help of her family, she realizes that she is no different than those she grew up with. This realization brings her closer to understanding and coping with her feelings.
"Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,"
First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience:
1, Article 27.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/fgv/vol5/iss1/27