Instead of bailing her daughter out of jail, Kathleen decided to show her love and support in a different way. "I wasn't going to go and see her every Sunday to hear her empty promises," Kathleen says. "I decided that I would send her a postcard every day. I wanted her to know that the postcards meant that I thought of her."
For the next three months, Kathleen poured her soul into 72 beautiful postcards written just for her daughter. "I wanted her to know that I was with her, and I was sharing her pain," she says. "I was sharing her fear, and I wanted her to know that we love her no matter what she does or where she is."
One postcard included a quote that Christopher Robin said to Winnie the Pooh, one of Maria's favorite childhood characters. "Promise me you'll always remember—you're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."