She looked back into the past to find the woman who was standing in the way of her happiness. Instead she found a villain taking from a woman everything she wanted for herself: A life filled with happiness, love, and a family to share it with. She saw the monster she was from the victims perspective. Then she chose not to be that person.
Confessions of the h e a r t.
"My feelings for you were… ARE real."
“You’re not a villain. You’re my mom.”
"Henry brought me to Storybrooke to bring back the happy endings. My job’s not done until I do that for everyone… Including you."