Around five years ago, my aunt and uncle decided to move north to be closer to my aunt’s mother. Her mother was 80 and living alone. I was really close to my aunt and uncle, and they made me promise that I would visit them once they were settled in. During that same visit, I started looking for apartments in Edina MN because I decided that I wanted to live there, too. It came as a surprise to me, but seeing them again made me realize just how much I missed them. Not everyone is as lucky as I have been with relatives who step in when your own parents are not very good parents.
Both my mom and my dad are alive, however, they both have a lot of issues. My dad ditched used when I was just a toddler. My mom took care of me until my teens, and then she started to disappear often. She began spending more time with her friends and many different boyfriends. By the time I was eighteen years old, I really didn’t see too much of her. Continue reading