11. Chapter 10
The key unlocked the door. The room was so cluttered with boxes, files, and pictures. The door was jammed with a big box. l shoved it out of the way. l stepped in to the room. There was a picture frame with a woman and my Father in it. My Father looked so happy. The woman kind of looks like me. I picked up the frame to examine the woman. Is this my Mom.
Flashback (9 years ago) 4th grade
Father can you tell me about Mom lm doing a family tree for Mrs. White's class.
Father gave me the nastiest look on his face.
Father : My sweet sweet Juli your Mother was a very nice woman. You look like her exactly, when you were her age. But Juli l don't like talking about your Mom, because it makes me sad okay.
Me : But Dad l need to know more about her she my Mom.
I can't tell Julianne about her Mother. Julianne is to young to know about her, maybe when she's older l'll tell her about her Mother.
My phone started ringing it was a Unknown number, wait don't tell me its Sarah l told her to never contact me ever again.
Me : Hello, this is John speaking who is this.
Sarah : You know who this is John. How long has it been. I missed you, and Julianne.
Me : Sarah not right now Juli is right in front of me. I told you to never call me again.
Sarah : John l know what l did was wrong so please for give me.
Me : No Sarah you fucking cheated on me with, another man and you had a kid with him. lm not dealing with your shit any longer.
Sarah : At least let me talk to Juli its been so long please will you do that for me please John.
Me : No Sarah l told Juli you died when you gave birth to her.
Sarah : Please at leas-
l ended the call, l don't want Sarah in Juli's life she has already a 13 year old boy to take of.
I turned around Juli was right there in front of me. Did she here everything l said.
Juli : Father who was that, was the mom.
Me : Oh no no no Juli that wasn't your Mother. That was my co-worker. Remember what l told you Mom is in heaven.
End of Flashback
Father didn't really show pictures of Mother to me. How is my Father linked to this house and who is this woman. I started opening boxes and drawers. Im looking through all papers that are filed in the box. There was one specific file that caught my eye. It had Fathers name on it. There was a marriage license, John Garren and Sarah Smith. Sarah is my Mother's name.
There was another sheet of paper it was my birth certificate. Julianne Lynn Garren parents / Mother - Sarah Smith Father - John Garren. There was a picture attached to the certificate it was a woman holding a baby it was the same lady in the photo. Sarah Smith didn't die she was holding me in this picture. Father said " She died when she was giving birth. Why would he lie to me about my Mother. There were love letters to Sarah from my Father when they were in highschool. There were tapes of them. I just don't get it. Where is Sarah now. Why won't she see me. A little slip of paper was hanging on the window l walked up to it,it saysSarah's number. l dialed the number.