I know it's long, but please read?
You know, I hate it when people judge drug addicts, teen mothers,
or people who come from families of them.
I come from a drug addict, teen parents family.
I knew what weed was when I was 7.
I knew how you smoked it at 7.
I knew what cocaine, heroin, xanax, blunts, clautapins, etc.
was by the time I was 12.
I knew how most things were smoked or used by the time I was 12 or 13.
I knew what "shooting up" meant when I was 13.
I knew what needles were used for when I was 13.
I knew a lot for being young.
My aunts were both teen moms and are on drugs.
They lost their kids, but because their addiction took over their body and minds.
My uncle is also on drugs, but has a daughter that he still sees.
My older cousins are also using drugs,
but are getting help because they don't want to end up like their mom; dead.
And I hate telling people that the reason she died was because she owed people $200
because it was probably for drugs.
But my aunt was amazing and I love her with every part of me.
My mom and dad both have tried drugs when they were teenagers.
My mom also was a teen mom.
She got pregnant with me at 16 and had me at 17.
Yeah, my aunt's and uncle, and cousin's may not be the best people in the world,
but the reason they are like that is because of how they grew up.
My dad's mom was a drug addict because her husband died.
My mom started trying drugs because her mom died when she was 13.
But you know what, I love every person in my family to death.
Everyone makes mistakes and sometimes they can be fixed,
sometimes they can't.
I don't do any kind of drug, so I know I don't fully understand why they can't stop,
But unlike a lot of people, I understand that it's an addiction, and they do it, or started doing it,
for a reason and that's why they ended up the way they are.
And when girls get pregnant at school,
Yeah, I may say "Oh did you know this person is pregnant?"
Or whatever, but I'm not gonna judge them because my mom was a teen mom,
Smoked weed, cigarettes, drank, and partied,
But she matured and grew up because she knew she had to raise me,
Same with my dad, and now,
I make A's and B's, know better than any of that,
and have many more morals than most people at my school.
And most people would never guess that this is the kind of family I grew up in.
I couldn't imagine my life without either of them.
So, please, don't judge a person because of what they do,
try to understand.