”But what would it be like for a child to grow up in a small, dusty room, with no meals ever taken together as a family at a kitchen table, no trips to the grocery store, no family excursions, no memories except what was permitted within that barbed-wire enclosure? Wouldn’t it be strange to discuss democracy, the Constitution, After we found out we were having a baby, maybe something clicked in me,” she says softly. “It’s hard to explain, but all of a sudden I started growing so tired of everything.” She shakes her head, folds her hands, and turns to look at me. “I just couldn’t wait to get out of there.”
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