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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Family Battle

As you all know I have been on a hiatus since before Christmas. I felt like this was necessary as talking about everything does help but it also drudges up painful memories.  I wanted to take the time to enjoy my family, and not be distracted so I could stay in the...

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Christmas Shopping

Christmas time! Cards, presents, decorating and wrapping. Parents running around like crazy trying to prepare and get everything needed for the holidays. Usually, one staying home to watch the kids, while the other goes from store to store looking for the perfect...

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Silent Weapons to a Quiet War

As a mother, a wife and even just a person I sit and ponder on who I am or why I am the way I am. I feel that I am a good person. I am a people pleaser and try to ensure everyone is always happy in one form or another and they have whatever they need even if It...

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No Apoligies

Since I have started this blog, I have had people reach out with such kind words and apologies. They have encouraged me and made me realize this was definitely a good way to share my journey and help other’s that may have or currently are experiencing a similar...

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The Beginning of the End

All I wanted My 13th Birthday is right around the corner. Friday night my mom asked me what I wanted for my birthday, and this year I was ready. I usually said I didn’t know or really had to think about it. This year I had thought about it for over 6 months. Knowing...

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