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My Complicated Family History

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The mix of my complicated family history and my strong supportive mother have shaped me into the person that I am today. My biological father, Clint, battled with a secret drug addiction that my sweet mother knew nothing about until it was too late. When I was only a year old, the drug addiction had gotten the best of Clint and he made the decision to take his own life, leaving me and my mother heart broken. Clint’s choices impacted my life in such ways that I cannot explain. Growing up, it was just me and my mother until I was four, however, in this time we took the bad situation that we were in and we did not let it get the best of us. We chose to move forward and to take positive things from this horrific time. We learned through this experience that life goes on. No matter how hard the situation is, you must move on. Learning this mentality at such a young age has taught me that I cannot fret the small things, I have to look at the bigger picture because that is what really matters. My mother is truly such an amazing woman and her guidance has shaped me into the young woman that I am. We have battled through so many hardships together but she has always taught me that I can and will get through everything life throws at me. My mother could have chosen to give up when my biological…show more content…
The man she married, Scott, could not be more my dad than blood. I know how rare it is for relationships to work out like the way our families did, but it is truly a gift from God. I refer to Scott as my father, and he treats me no different than he treats his biological son, and my best friend Riley. I catch myself feeling as though I have a relatively normal life, but when I take a step back and look, my life had the opportunity to go in a very negative direction and truthfully I had a good reason for it to so. However, my mother and I chose to move on and today we do live a relatively normal day to day
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