Well, I don’t know if that’s quite the word, ATrigueiro. All I know is that I am powered by a strong sense of duty and a deep, abiding love for my family.
Although ours isn’t exactly close and our history is mired in trauma, we tend to come together and close ranks when it matters most.
And to be around my stepmom again is such a joy… She didn’t raise me but she’s the mom I always wished I could have. In fact, when I refer to my father and her, it’s always as my parents. I just happen to have one extra mom, because I’m lucky like that. :-)