After the divorce, her teenage daughter became increasingly


It culminated late one night when the police arrested her daughter
for drunk driving.

Mom had to go to the police station to pick her up.
They didn't speak until the next afternoon.
Mom broke the tension by
giving her a small gift-
wrapped box.

Her daughter nonchalantly opened it and found
a little rock
She rolled her
eyes and said,
"Cute, Mom, what's this for?"

"Read the card,"
Mom instructed.
Her daughter took the card out of
the envelope and read it.

Tears started to trickledown
her cheeks. 
She got up and lovingly hugged

her Mom as the card fell to the floor.

On the card were
these words:
"This rock is more
than 200,000,000 years old.
how long it will take before I
give up on you."

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