The repeated symbol of braiding the stories together sculpts the novel into a concluding narrative of genuine acceptance. Christine makes the statement in chapter thirteen that, "Rayona gave me something to be, made me like other women with children. I was nobody's regular daughter, nobody's sister, usually nobody's wife, but I was her mother full time." (p. 222) Christine finally realizes at that moment that the gift of Rayona marks Christine's identity as a mother at last providing her with a place to belong in her long-term emotion of misplacement. This excerpt doesn't guarantee the reader that Christine will never have conflicts ever again with Rayona, but that she is in truth Rayona's "mother full time" (p. 222), and that regardless the difference of opinion may be, it in no way can be big enough to sever their relationship.