Teen Pregnancy

Teen Pregnancy

I missed my period! I panic! I walk next door from the hotel where there is a Rite Aid and get a pregnancy test. I don’t tell anyone but the only person I wanted there was my mother. I was so scared. I sat on the hotel bed crying and rocking back and forth while...
My Life Would Be The Only One Affected

My Life Would Be The Only One Affected

A week into my mother’s binge, my court date was coming up. My anxiety was not skipping a beat, my mother not slowing down or passing up every opportunity to get high and go to the bars all night. Yet, I was going to school and was asking my teachers to write...
New Reality

New Reality

In such a daze, I start calling friends looking for help. I do not know what is going to happen with my mother or my stepfather. I needed to find a ride to the police department to get answers. I needed to get out of the house because I did not know if people were...
Batter Up

Batter Up

When Dale got out of the car, I immediately jumped in the driver’s seat and locked the doors. I gripped the steering wheel to pull myself closer to the windshield to try to see what was happening. I was shaking uncontrollably, crying and my knuckles were turning white...
Let’s Go For a Ride

Let’s Go For a Ride

The summer of 1999, I was out with a group of friends at the local bowling alley. When we were leaving for the night there was another group of people outside that we knew. I could not tell you today what it was all about, but the 2 groups had issues with each other....
Reunited

Reunited

Hello hello, So, I had mentioned in a previous blog about my baby sister Christin. I was so excited when she was born, she was like my own little baby doll. I was about 4 or 5 and I would sit in the old recliner in our fathers living room, you know the ones that had...
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