The Gem Diaries

  • How it All Began

    It was October 26, 1985, the moon was in Aries and at precisely 8:52pm, both my grandmothers gathered around my mother’s hospital bed. The first granddaughter had just been born into the family and it was quite a joyous time, especially for my paternal grandmother, Xiomara ( aka, Xio.)  You see, ...