"Time is ticking Onika. " I sighed slowly as my mother reminded my for the hundredth time that my green card was expiring soon . "Mommy I know that. " "Then why aren't you married ...or pregnant " "I can't do one without the other ." "You must want to move back to trinidad. " " I do miss home ." "THAT'S NOT THE POINT ONIKA!" I flinched pulling the phone away from my ear . "OK " "you need to find a husband soon ." I rolled my eyes " yes ma'am ." " good girl now don't call me till you find one "