In Weave of Love, Perry and Leonie visit Perry's family. Perry hasn't seen them for many years. This first section is in his perspective:
With no thought at all for Leonie he had hurtled through to the kitchen, stopping dead when he’d seen his mother. She'd had her back to him and had turned round, starting to say something, thinking he was someone else. The words had died in her mouth and they had stared at each other in silence for a moment. Then they'd both taken a step forward and they’d been hugging each other. It was funny how someone so small – Ma really wasn't that much bigger than Leonie – could make you feel like you were totally enveloped in their arms.
And this is what Leonie - who never knew her own mother - experienced:
Someone came over to take the horse, and Pa directed me through the door and down a short corridor. It opened out into a large kitchen. Perry was there with his back to me and his arms around someone I couldn't see clearly. I was sure they'd both been crying but Perry was smiling when he turned round to me, took my hand and pulled me towards them.
“Ma,” he said proudly. “I’d like you to meet my wife.”
Ma opened her arms, and I simply stepped into them.
“Leonie,” she said. “I'm so glad you're here.”
This is what a mother feels like? Why would anyone ever walk away?
I was surrounded by unconditional love.