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Growing up my mom was always a single parent None of my siblings fathers or mines was around So growing up was never a breeze When we moved from New Jersey to Florida in 2004 our lives changed for the worse My mother started hanging around the wrong crowd and eventually became a drug addict At the time I quite didnt understand what exactly was going on I just knew my mom came home less and lesser I ended up cooking for my brothers and sisters and became more of a mother than a sister as the time progressed Eventually we were taking from her I can honestly say thats the first time I actually started feeling depressed I didnt understand what was going on I wanted to know why my mom chose the actions she did why she abandoned us and millions of other questions that never got answered My aunt and grandmother didnt want to see my four siblings and I separated so they came up with the solution of my aunt adopting us My aunt at the time had no children and was staying in Orlando Fl She agreed on adopting all five of us and basically gave up her whole life to support us My brother and I were truly affected by the situation We had so much anger built up inside and hatred towards our mother that we had anger management and counseling assigned to us through the beginning process I was an emotional wreck I cried and was mad at the same time I didnt want to talk to her at all It seemed like if the whole world knew my mother was a drug addict I felt embarrassed That year I entered high school My aunt had to quit her job to take care of us so we
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