As a child i was abused. So when i was 12 years old i started doing drugs, i was addicted to crack for 4 years. In and out of group homes and foster homes. In and out of jail. Fighting everyday for someone to just understand me and my situation, and understand what it takes for me to get outta bed everyday. I didnt experience the true meaning of love untill i was 17 years old, i felt the love of a mother figure from someone i lived with. I think its unfortunate that i wasnt given that love as a child. because if i had known back then what i do now about love and family and things like that i wouldnt be sitting here writing this e-mail.
By Tabitha, age 19