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Thelma missed her son and their close relationship. She felt disappointed in his wife, Sandra. Thelma and Sandra were familiar with different family cultures and both desired a relationship and feeling uncertain on how to begin.

After five years, Thelma realized she had to accept Sandra to build a rapport with her son’s family. She dreamed of being trusted and felt misunderstood for her actions.

Three months into her effort, Thelma felt she wasn’t getting what she wanted and got mad at Sandra. She feared being rejected by their family and felt she had to give up.

Abigail, Thelma’s friend, listened to her troubles and said, “Thelma, even if you feel you’re not getting what you deserve, remember to do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do. Be patient with love and it will all work out.”

 

Inspired by “Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.”- Oprah Winfrey