For all her eighteen years, Amber had wondered where her mother was and if she would ever return. Now, finally, Gram came to her room to tell her that Miriam had called and was coming home. When? Amber asked. Tomorrow, Gram said. Then Amber asked the real question. Why? And Gram answered, Miriam told me she is coming home to die. The more Amber learned of the circumstances of her mothers absence, the more cheated and betrayed she felt. Miriam had not only ruined Ambers past, she was now taking Ambers dreams to the grave with her. There could never be a happy ending for Amber and her long-awaited mother. How could Amber ever forgive the selfish choices this woman made? It was cruel and unfair to even ask. As Amber struggled with forgiveness, she discovered faith and the truth of Mother Teresas words: People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. For you see, in the end, it was between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.