Mona is a silent but strong mother, unlike her daughter Lisa who loudly insists on being called Joy. Mona is headstrong and has needed to be as a single mother, but now the young adult that is Lisa (or Joy) is seriously injured. In the hospital waiting room Mona continues to be the strong silent type and is determined to sort everything out for her beloved daughter, who has other ideas. This is the story of what happened. This is a short story of 1375 words.